Amadeus: Award-Winning Play About Mozart and His Rival
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The last date listed for Amadeus was Sunday May 26, 2013 / 2:00pm.
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A search-and-rescue pilot on the trail of a missing girl confronts her own childhood abandonment in the acclaimed drama Tongue of a Bird. Written by Ellen McLaughlin (A Narrow Bed) and full of poetic language, Tongue of a Bird is an affecting meditation on mothers and daughters, loss and identity. Emotionally wounded Maxine returns to her childhood home in the Adirondacks to search for Charlotte, a missing 12-year-old girl. Meanwhile, plagued by nightmares and fragmented memories of her mother, who committed suicide, Maxine goes on a journey of self-realization. The Seattle Times called a previous production of Tongue of a Bird "emotionally powerful ... and intensely satisfying." Learn More
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This is a production I wanted to like more than I did. Impressive acting throughout didn't compensate for the over-long production, which seemed to drag, especially in the first act. Clever juxtaposition of a moden, quasi trompe l'oeil set with wonderful period costumes was marred by pretty terrible sound production, wherein dull and flat background themes were interrupted by distorted, poorly-sourced crescendi.
There's a lot of great energy here, but it seemed pushed too hard, too long, painfully noisy. I'm not knowledgable enough to venture whether this disappointment bears upon direction decisions or a simply tough play to pull off, but in several ways I prefer the similarly over-the-top original film. Somehow this was a theatrical experience that for me couldn't get out of its own way until the final scenes. Still, recommended, but patience and a disregard for the musical production are required.