Iredynski's The Third Breast Explores Power, Fear and Love
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. 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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I had high hopes for this play, but was very disappointed. The production values were low and the lead actor wasn't up to the role. He overacted through most of the play, and for the last scene, spent so much time shouting (in a very small...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“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_