Mad Forest Explores the Human Side of the Romanian Revolution
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The last date listed for Mad Forest was Saturday May 4, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. 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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