Monday, May 07, 2007

God's Ear

photo: Jim Baldassare

If you've been reading this blog, then you know that I'm easily aesthetically excitable, which is why I tell you that you must go see Jenny Schwartz's God's Ear (there's a 'pay-what-you-can' on Mondays). Full of a deftly repetitious but never monotonous rhythm (think Ives and Stoppard), this expertly directed comic tragedy allows its married couple to flounder through fits of logorrhea before finally stripping away the words they use for distance. The truly abstract portions are a little forced (GI Joe and the Tooth Fairy), but presented with such panache by Anne Kauffman that one is pretty much dared to take exception to a single line in the play. Obfuscation is just another tactic, but the exuberance of English here is so powerful that this strategy will literally be music to your ears. Did I mention the tremendous talent of the cast, especially Christina Kirk and hot talent Annie McNamara?

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Also blogged by: [Patrick]

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