1. Prideaux
    April 2, 2023 @ 3:53 pm

    I’m no theater critic, but I didn’t buy Mona Nasrawi’s Maggie for a second. I had nothing but the impression of someone reciting lines from a script, which made the first act almost unbearable, since the majority of it amounts to a sustained monologue by Maggie, which means that whoever’s playing her has to sell not only the character but the play as a whole. And don’t get me started on her Suhthuhn accent, which was distractingly artificial, whether she’s actually Southern or not. Her voice also seems to inhabit only the low end of the mid range of frequencies, making it hard to understand what she’s saying (all the more surprising given how loud she is otherwise); she just hasn’t found her stage voice yet. I know this is a harsh criticism, but I went to the play with high hopes and left feeling nothing but annoyance and a vague ringing in my ears. In short, I felt like pouring Brick another drink out of sheer sympathy.


    • Peter Calamari
      August 1, 2023 @ 5:18 pm



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