Saturday September 7, 2013 / 8:00pmRapture, Blister, Burn
How was your experience?
My four companions thought Rapture, Blister, Burn was great. I thought it was so so, and wanted it to just end. Now, pardon my change in tense. However, there are some great lines in it, and I have always liked the staging at the Geffen. The performances, which drive the play, range from excellent (Avery and Mom) to somewhat flat. I have long admired the work of Amy Brenneman who plays Catherine. Here, though, she plays a somewhat depressed, frustrated woman. Unfortunately, her angst barely shows through the someone flat affect of her characterization. Her manner works on television, but on the stage, the smaller nuances don't show up. Since the best lines consistently went to Avery and Alice, it seemed like the author liked them better too. Have a strong cup of coffee before you go.