Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Good Thief

Prospect Street Productions

In terms of graphic violence this one man play was right up there with Lieutenant Of Inishmore however not a drop of blood stains the floor. Presented as a sad memory of regret, a mournful thug sips down a bottle of Irish whisky as he recounts the events of a "roughing up" gone terribly wrong. With a straightforward, wistful delivery, imposing and naturalistic actor Kit Wannen elicited sympathy as well as laughter from the packed house I sat among. That's no small task considering this here is a guy you wouldn't want to come across in a dark alley.

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