Reckless, a Comic Christmas Fable, from SpeakEasy Stage
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The last date listed for Reckless was Saturday December 12, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, the creators of the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins, turn their attention to the westernization of Japan. This challenging period in Japanese history is told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is one of Sondheim's lesser known works, and a chance to see it performed is a treat. Pacific Overtures is a featured event of the Boston University College of Fine Arts Keyword Initiative, now in its third year. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Deborah
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This was by far one of the strangest plays I have ever seen. It was dark, something my friends and I didn't quite expect. As the other review states, I will say that the acting was quite good. The story, however, leaves much to be desired. There were parts that were funny and other parts that were just too bizarre for words. If you read the write-up in the program about the writer, you will realize the similarities to his own very sad life. We noticed that when people left the theatre, conversation was strangely absent. Normally, people are talking excitedly about the play all the way out of the theatre. I don't think the patrons could figure out what they just saw. The only good thing I can say about it is it was the subject of our conversation for the whole ride home. We were trying to figure out why someone would write (and eventually make into a play) a story that was so sad and bizarre.
Quotes & Highlights
- “Fast, furious and funny” --Boston Globe
- "A show that's both affecting and filled with belly laughs!" --Providence Journal
From playwright Craig Lucas (The Light in the Piazza, Prelude to a Kiss) comes this darkly comic tale of a modern-day Alice in a perilous winter wonderland. When Rachel is forced to flee her home on Christmas Eve, she embarks on a series of comic misadventures that test her belief that it is indeed a wonderful life. Scott Edmiston directs an all-star Boston cast that includes Barlow Adamson, Marianna Bassham, Larry Coen, Kerry A. Dowling, Sandra Heffley, Will McGarrahan, and Karl Baker Olson. Paula Plum will be in the cast until the December 6 matinee. Maureen Keiller will step in to perform her roles for the final week of the run, from Tuesday 12/8 through Saturday 12/12.
About the Ticket Supplier: SpeakEasy Stage
Over 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.