London Sensation Jerry Springer - The Opera from SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for Jerry Springer - The Opera was Sunday June 7, 2009 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts:
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Sometimes "livin' large" is no kind of living at all. At least not when you're tipping the scales at 600 pounds like Charlie, the moving (but nearly immobile) protagonist of The Whale. Since the death of his boyfriend, Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to death. His only friend, a nurse, nearly kills him with kindness while his only acquaintance, a troubled young missionary, is determined to rescue his soul. Unwilling to seek medical treatment despite his rapidly declining health, Charlie instead attempts to reconnect with the teenage daughter he hasn't seen in 15 years. Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise) wrote this humorous and devastating drama that won the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play. Learn More
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Tom Lee
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Not for every taste, to be sure. But yes, it really is an opera—high C's, arias, a bellowing, spear-carrying Valkyrie, and everything else you'd expect at the Met—sung to the hilt by a cast of foul-mouthed, dysfunctional losers, exactly the sort of people who routinely bared their souls on the Springer show. (Unfortunately, the theater's sub-par acoustics and sound system make it difficult to understand some of the libretto.) Kudos to SpeakEasy for mounting this extravagant and controversial production, most of which is very entertaining and thought-provoking but ultimately overwhelmed by its ambition.
Quotes & Highlights
- "<em>Jerry Springer: The Opera</em>... is, in fact, not only an opera but a clever - and sometimes more than clever – piece of art. By turns hilarious and thought-provoking, obscene and moral, it both amuses and instructs. But mostly amuses." --<em>Boston Globe</em>
- "Brassy, offensive, and hilarious... and I wouldn’t have it any other way." --<em>Boston Herald</em>
- "One of the most refreshingly original and genuinely funny theatrical productions of the young 21st century." --<em>Quincy Patriot Ledger</em>
<p>Music by Richard Thomas
Book and Lyrics by Stewart Lee & Richard Thomas
Directed by Paul Daigneault</p> <p>With:Michael Fennimore, Amelia Broome, Kerry A. Dowling, Luke Grooms, Brian Richard Robinson, and Timothy John Smith.</p>
About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy StageOver the past nineteen seasons, SpeakEasy Stage Company has distinguished itself as Boston's premier theater staging Boston premieres. Year after year, SpeakEasy has won acclaim for presenting top-quality productions of vital, cutting-edge plays.
Recently, SpeakEasy was singled out by Variety, the entertainment newspaper, as a force in regional theater and a champion of small, often overlooked musicals.