An Evening of Suspenseful One-Acts: The Dumb Waiter and Trifles
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The last date listed for The Dumb Waiter/Trifles was Sunday August 12, 2012 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Randolph Road Theatre
- Full Price:
- $18 - $20
- Our Price:
- COMP - $10
This girl-loves-ghoul off-Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where… More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Francine J.Red Velvet
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The 4-star rating is a compromise: I would give THE DUMB WAITER a solid 5 stars. I thought the production was masterful, and the mood was perfect. In fact, it was the first time I've ever really appreciated Pinter, and I thank the actors and director for the new insight. TRIFLES was another matter. It gets 3 stars (OK but not great). This was a play I knew well. However, the dialogue was delivered at an agonizingly slow pace, the women characters were hard to hear, and the color-blind casting (which I generally approve of) didn't work here. Since I already was familiar with the play, I could follow the plot, but my companion needed a full explanation after we left the theatre even to understand what had happened on stage.
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No one in the audience knew that Dumb Waiter had ended till the Director walked out. There was no applause. I think it was staff members who started the applause to signal that Trifles was over. Fortunately, the two horrible plays lasted only...continued
Randolph Road Theater was the one-time home of Round House Theater. It offers free, plentiful parking.
This event is not recommended for children.