Iredynski's The Third Breast Explores Power, Fear and Love
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. 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_