Reviews

My Love for You Is Artificial

When Saartjie Baartman (Zainab Jah), later known as “Venus Hottentot,” first walks onstage, she carries with her a skin-colored body suit. ┬áThis repurposed leotard transforms her figure into that of the woman who, because of her large buttocks, was exhibited in freak show attractions in the early nineteenth century. ┬áThis is, as far as I […]

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Grub First, Then Ethics

“Alienation” does not always mean “unpleasantness,” and yet that is the general consensus among lousy directors of Brecht.  For these people, if it’s fun, it’s not being done right.  What a delightful revelation, then, to discover the Foundry Theatre’s Good Person of Szechwan.  This is a carnival of a production that, as the playwright dictates, is […]

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