Normally, I like Tom Stoppard’s plays, but the phrase intellectual conceit kept running through my head during the first act, and was so annoying, I could not stay for the second.

Soulpepper had assembled an excellent cast, the set was good, the pace seemed good, but somehow “intellectual conceit” was all I got out of it.

Thank God Keith had the same reaction so we could go home.


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Travesties

  1. Keith says:

    Well, this sucked! I cannot believe this wasn’t his first play. It was so much: “look at me, look at me, aren’t I clever!”If I hadn’t enjoyed other Stoppard, this might have been enough to put him on my “avoid at all costs” list.

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