Iredynski's The Third Breast Explores Power, Fear and Love
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The last date listed for The Third Breast was Sunday August 4, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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Forget what you learned in first grade: '1+1' is one of the most difficult problems on the planet, often taking a lifetime to solve. Just ask the characters in Happily Ever After, the dazzling new play by Cristina Colmena. Three couples of different ages, representing a lifetime of romantic struggles, try to puzzle out what it means to be "together." There are the young lovebirds connected by a powerful attraction yet destined to part; the cynical middle-aged "one night standers" failing to act on a promising encounter; and, finally, an older couple keeping up appearances despite their profound unhappiness. Hanna Bondarewska, artistic director and founder of the Ambassador Theater, directs the world premiere production of this compelling dark comedy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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.
Quotes & Highlights
- "In Ambassador Theater’s<em> The Third Breast</em> 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." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2013/07/13/the-third-breast-at-ambassador-theater-by-yvonne-french/">DCMetroTheaterArts</a>
- <strong>"RUN</strong> 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." -- <a target="_blank" href="http://www.aticc.org/home/about/what-people-are-saying-about-us">Sylvia Daneel</a>
- <em>The Third Breast</em> is a captivating look at humankind. A show worth seeing."--<em><a target="_blank" href="http://dctheatrescene.com/2013/07/23/the-third-breast">DC Theatre Scene</a></em>