Reckless, a Comic Christmas Fable, From San Jose Stage Company
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The last date listed for Reckless was Sunday December 16, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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Featured review from Steve Leibson
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Mash up Alice in Wonderland (odd characters, none of whom who are what they seem) and Candide (this is the best of all possible worlds), set it during a succession of Christmases, and you'll get the modern absurdist play named "Reckless." The point: things do not happen for a reason; they just happen and it's up to us to deal with these events in the best way we can. The actors do yeoman work in dealing with this tough, dark material and draw out a lot of laughs. The scene-changing, ninja-suited stage hands rush in and out with set furniture, often loaded with actors either coming into or leaving the scene through four different doors of various sizes. It's a chaotic play on multiple levels. Certainly a different sort of entertainment for the holidays.
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The playwright seems to be working out his personal issues with a play that reminds me of a Picasso painting. What a mixed up mash up of shouting and confusion. The second act had a few interesting moments but who would do a play like this for...continued