Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing Provides an Ocean of Laughs
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A cappella chamber choir Acappellago, in its 12th season of bringing the best in a cappella music to the western suburbs of Chicago, presents Escape to ... Critical Mass, a musical overview of the greatest influence in Western music: the setting of the Mass. The evening features three full-length masses, including Mass for Four Voices by Renaissance composer William Byrd, Mass in G by 20th-century British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams & Mass by Philadelphia native Vincent Persichetti. Learn More
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This farce with English accents is suitable for a 45 minute sketch on TV but not a two hour production because the story is so simple (and simple minded). Sure, there's a few laughs but it is too long and repetitive. Besides, I had problems understanding all the lines because the actors spoke so quickly and one actor (Rice) I could barely understand at all due to his affected muffled voice. The story is very silly and not even as clever as many sitcoms on television. I do not recommend this except for people who will laugh at anything and have an evening with nothing to do. I am not a Stoppard fan.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Filled with verbal pyrotechnics, shameless puns, outrageous literary allusions … ineffably charming." —<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
- "Alison C. Vesely's sharply timed staging boasts a first-rate cast of clowns ... a welcome comedic voyage." —<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
- "Inspired lunacy handled with master clownery...laugh-out-loud hysterical!" —<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/stage/25357654-421/aboard-ship-hijinks-abound-in-gloriously-zany-rough-crossing.html">Chicago Sun-Times</a></em>, Highly Recommended