Tom Stoppard's Rough Crossing Provides an Ocean of Laughs
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The last date listed for Rough Crossing was Wednesday February 19, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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J.R.R. Tolkien merges with Bruce Willis in this entertaining stage mashup of movie magic. The plot… More
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This farce with English accents is suitable for a 45 minute sketch on TV but not a two hour production because the story is so simple (and simple minded). Sure, there's a few laughs but it is too long and repetitive. Besides, I had problems understanding all the lines because the actors spoke so quickly and one actor (Rice) I could barely understand at all due to his affected muffled voice. The story is very silly and not even as clever as many sitcoms on television. I do not recommend this except for people who will laugh at anything and have an evening with nothing to do. I am not a Stoppard fan.
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The play was not very funny at all, and left me very disappointed. I will never believe the advertising for First Folio again, since it was a lie in this instance. Plus, the owner of First Folio, David Rice, is not that good...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Filled with verbal pyrotechnics, shameless puns, outrageous literary allusions … ineffably charming.” —Chicago Tribune
“Alison C. Vesely’s sharply timed staging boasts a first-rate cast of clowns … a welcome comedic voyage.” —Chicago Tribune
“Inspired lunacy handled with master clownery…laugh-out-loud hysterical!” —Chicago Sun-Times, Highly Recommended
About the Ticket Supplier: First Folio Theatre
First Folio Theatre brings the Classics to the suburbs of Chicago. Enjoy Shakespeare-under-the-Stars all summer long in the sylvan setting of the Mayslake Peabody Estate. Bring a blanket, a lawnchair, and a picnic, and thrill to the best of the Bard. In the winter, take in other classics in the intimate chamber theater, located in the formal library of Mayslake Hall.