Iredynski's The Third Breast Explores Power, Fear and Love
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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Featured review from Susan JosephRed Velvet
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Iredynski's conceit of three is far from fruitful: three characters are each given an act to dominate a religious commune in an unspecified valley of doubt. Despite a long and awkward dialogue that sets up character and situation, the first act is a primordial set of conflicts among a leader, a devastated woman, and a stranger. The second and third acts should have been combined, and the in vino veritas injection into the truth-spewing of the drunk and remorseful Hitleresque leader should have been dried out so that the real conflicts and results could emerge without shouting. The Mead Theater is so small that it was impossible to leave except at intermissions.
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“In Ambassador Theater’s_ The Third Breast_ you are transported from an idyllic commune into a militaristic cult. The harrowing journey is the hallmark of thought-provoking theater … The actors who take you on this inexorable journey are top-notch.” —DCMetroTheaterArts
“RUN to see this fascinating, unique play. … From the moment the audience enters the theater, you are being initiated into the Commune that seems to be glowing with colors of a desert sunset.“ — ”Sylvia Daneel":http://www.aticc.org/home/about/what-people-are-saying-about-us
The Third Breast is a captivating look at humankind. A show worth seeing.“—_”DC Theatre Scene":http://dctheatrescene.com/2013/07/23/the-third-breast_