Mad Forest Explores the Human Side of the Romanian Revolution
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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Mad Forest is an interesting, innovative and thought provoking play. The production is excellent. The cast members (of which there are 19!) play multiple roles and are uniformly accomplished. The play mixes vignettes, a documentary style and even a bit of fantasy to create a piece that is unique. I went with a group of people and we had all had questions that provided for a lively conversation during the intermission and after the play was over. If not familiar with Ceausescu and the Romanian revolution of 1989, it couldn't hurt to do a quick Wikipedia read before going to the show.
This play runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, and includes smoking of herbal cigarettes and recorded gun fire. Suitable for high schools students and older.
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