November: David Mamet's Election Year Satire at Boston Center for the Arts
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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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.