In a Garden: An Architect Gets Entangled in the Middle East
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The last date listed for In a Garden was Sunday May 19, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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From Mike Leigh, the writer of Naked, Secrets and Lies and Topsy Turvy, comes this devastating and incisive portrait of a society on a precipice. In Northern London, 1979, four working class friends have a chance run-in at a pub. Over a night of drinking, bickering and singing, the former friends try to rekindle their old bonds, while trying to escape the drudgery of the dead-end lives they have found themselves in. Cole Theatre's production of Ecstasy confronts the emptiness of a generation, and finds there are no easy answers. Learn More
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Very strong acting by all four cast members, but the show belongs to Lawrence Grimm and Rom Barkhordar as Hackett and Othman, two men from different worlds who form a strong, if strained, bond over time. This was a humble, very simple production, with very modest production values on a very small stage. The sound design truly stood out. The two leads never off the stage, and in scenes that change in rapid-ifire succession, they artfully and humorously tackle roles easily that demand great stamina and skill. Rom's transformation into a puzzling, enigmatic man is a beautiful lesson in character acting. This actor thoroughly enjoyed all performances, but walked away savoring the dynamic chemistry of Grimm and Barkhordar.
By Howard Korder
Directed by Lou Contey
Featuring Ensemble Member Larry Grimm with Rom Barkhordar, Shannon Parr and Emilio Robles