The Golden Dragon

Originally written in German, and presumably set in a German city, this play easily captures the Toronto immigrant experience, with one exception: even an illegal immigrant could get medical help at the emergency room of a hospital. but the interaction of the various people seemed very real.
This production had one flaw, from my perspective, which was the use of the spoken stage directions. The device got a laugh every time, but I would like to see how the play works without it.I suspect it would be much more intense, and given how it ends, the intensity might be too much, But the laughs seemed wrong. I would also like to know if this was the playwright’s intention, or a diirector’s decision.
The cast was very strong and able to move from part to part easily. David Fox and Anusree Roy are familiar: Lili Francks, Tony Nappo and David Yee are worth watching out for.
Overall, I enjoyed the play but would not give it the four stars that the Globe did. three or three and a half.

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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.
This entry was posted in Anusree Roy, David Fox, David Yee, Lili Francks, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Tarragon 2012, Tony Nappo. Bookmark the permalink.

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