Ruthless, Fascinating Caligula Reigns at the Greenhouse Theater
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The last date listed for Caligula was Sunday July 7, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Starting in 1926 and spanning 80 years, moving between Poland and America, Our Class is an epic play that's profoundly affected audiences and critics since its premiere at London's National Theatre. Ten Polish classmates -- five Catholic and five Jewish -- grow up over the course of the story. Their lives take dramatically unexpected turns as their country is torn apart by invading armies, first Soviet, then German, then Soviet again. Friend betrays friend and violence quickly escalates, reaching a crescendo that forever haunts the survivors. Based on true events in the Polish town of Jedwabne, Our Class is a groundbreaking play that courageously examines loyalty and treason, individual bravery and collective cowardice and the actions that ripped apart a small community during the Second World War. Learn More
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This is a brilliant, impossible play. Nearly every line has two or three levels of meaning, if not multiple ironies, and the writing is mordantly, almost savagely funny while doing full justice to the atrocity of the subject. Unfortunately, such wit and profundity would require actors with equal mental acuity, range, depth, and technique, and modern American actors possess none of this. The performances here were one or two dimensional--well meaning, and the troupe should get commendation for attempting such a difficult play--and entirely inadequate to the task. The staging was fairly inventive and successful, as was the incidental music. Line readings of sufficient brilliance and depth for this poetry would require an entire cast full of the likes of Judi Dench, sad to say. Great play, though.