Monday, January 08, 2007

The Country Wife

I live for moments of theater like this, where my ravenous scavenging of Off-Off culture turns up diamonds in the rough. Not only is Restoration comedy verbally demanding, but to do it right, you need high production values for the period costumes, and actors with a real understanding for physical comedy to make those fans snap with unspoken witticisms. This production of The Country Wife has it all, from the sexy corsets on the women to the frumpy lace robes on the men -- and a great sense of style, language, and grace to boot. This play isn't just fashionable, it's positively hot, and if I had only one thing to contribute to this blog instead of the 200 shows I plan to conquer, I'm glad this was it.

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