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al wong
6 events
4 reviews
8 stars
The weather was warm and sunny. I wore a sweater and a light jacket, business slack and comfortable shoes..
Barefoot in the Park
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JHL
79 events
48 reviews
6 stars
The weather was Warm. I wore schlubwear. It's Boston! Anything which doesn't come branded with a B and have some sport dimwit's name on it is upscale. .
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"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
16 ratings
3.9 average rating
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77 events
21 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

It's an interesting and thought provoking play. The script is somewhat uneven, as was the casting. The actor who plays the tiger is outstanding - he is the heart of the play, and he carries it. I wish directors would learn that shouting and...continued

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lulu belle
103 events
67 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 14 2012

Excellent acting, very interesting premise; a few less f---s would not have made it less powerful

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41 events
30 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

A very interesting, if dark, play--fantasy commenting on the problems of human existence. Many meaningful, provocative lines pass by so quickly that you'll need either to see the play again or read the script.

Very well played by all the...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s a uniformly strong cast, and LaCount, the artistic director of Company One, is attuned to the play’s complexity.” —Boston Globe

“At times it sounds like a war play whose foul-mouthed Marines often evoke the bedeviled men in David Rabe’s Vietnam trilogy. But it’s also redolent of theater of the absurd. It’s an inquiry into the existence, including the possible meaning of God, conducted by a tiger/philosopher who evokes Samuel Beckett. It’s a Wagnerian and Tolkien-like saga built around the whereabouts of a pistol made of gold that symbolizes greed and violence. It’s also an exploration of the work and responsibilities of the artist/playwright in the person of Saddam’s gardener, the shaper of the topiary garden, who becomes an interpreter for the American military during the invasion. The script is intelligent and witty; the characters memorable.” —The Arts Fuse

“Yes, Park’s tiger is a metaphor, even an allegory; what keeps him vital is a shamanic zest for inhabiting his ‘tigerness’ both body and, well, soul. His posture, ruminations, one-liners convinced me that if a tiger’s soul could be experienced by his distant human cousins it would look and feel something like this one: padding about, philosophizing, expostulating on Company One’s stage.” —Artscope

Description

This play contains coarse language, violence, sexual themes and loud noises. Guns are shot during the performance.