November: David Mamet's Election Year Satire at Boston Center for the Arts
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During his short life in Stalinist Russia, writer Daniil Kharms was a well-known author of children's literature -- until he was arrested for treason in 1941 and left to die in his prison cell. Friends hid his vast secret body of work (including plays and short stories intended for adult audiences) until it was politically safe to release the works decades later. Part of the Emerging Theatre Company program at the Boston Center for the Arts, imaginary beasts now brings KNOCK! | The Daniil Kharms Project to the stage. An original piece created from a collection of Kharms' work, KNOCK! follows a troupe of madmen, fools and geniuses into a strange and comical world where a simple knock on the door can lead to redemption or the ultimate end. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Stan Duncan
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I enjoyed it. The characters needed just a couple more rehearsals. They were good, but nobody really OWNED their character. The humor was not quite delivered internally, and the walking around was just a slight bit clumsy. Having said that, I would still recommend over all.
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Minor Mamet, and still beyond the evident skills of this troupe. Direction was haphazard, and acting was inconsistent and self-conscious. I agree with a prior review that no one seemed to "own" a character. As the brief but interminable sitcom...continued
Quotes & Highlights
Read a New York Magazine "Q&A ":http://nymag.com/arts/theater/features/42753/with playwright David Mamet.
Read about the history of the "National Turkey Pardoning Ceremony. ":http://www.act-sf.org/site/DocServer/nov_wop_22.pdf
This timely political comedy, finds an incumbent president facing an election year low on money, poor approval ratings and pardoning turkeys.