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The last date listed for Farragut North was Sunday October 9, 2011 / 6:00pm.
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Featured review from Theatregoer0602Red Velvet
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Overall, worth seeing.
First the positives: Box office person at Theatre Wit - great, welcoming personality/smile (wonderful ambassador for the theatre, that gentleman is); Act II (enough said!); Last scene of Act I (which made me want to see Act II); script (well-put-together; couldn't tell if Act I issue was due to performance or not, did not seem to be the play itself); some of the performances (two actresses in supporting roles; "Paul"; also - the campaign manager for the "other side"); clever, quick-moving set changes with just what was required to "place" the scene.
Negatives: opening scene (no time to get used to the characters/get to know them since the lead just launched into his spiel relentlessly, hard to keep up and almost wanted to stop trying to follow the action); center of Act I (where the plot seems to sag a bit - could be from the fatigue from the breakneck opening, before the final exchange between two of the men); lack of genuineness for "Steve" as he plays off the girl trying to get more info out of her in the hotel room - seemed forced/applied rather than supported in truth (what he really wants).
Effective staging. One final kudo: great wall posters with political quotes and questions answered by audience members. Get there early and read 'em before the show, during intermission, afterwards, and add your own!
Can see Gosling and Clooney doing Steve and Paul.
Quotes & Highlights
Farragut North is Jeff recommended, and Chicago Magazine listed it as one of their five hot plays to see over Labor Day Weekend.
Read an "interview ":http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2010/04/25/playwright_beau_willimon_talks_about_farragut_north_opening_friday_in_boston/with playwright Beau Willimon.
Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen’s meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a fast-paced drama about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.