No Great Mischief

I loved the novel, but did not like the play at all, and actually left at the intermission. The poetry of the novel carries it forward. The play is dragged down by repetition. The characters are weighted down by their history, not enlightened by it. It is important to learn from history, not live in it. 

Normally, I am happy to watch RH Thomson do anything, but even he could not rescue this play from tedium. 

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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.
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2 Responses to No Great Mischief

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Maybe we just weren’t in the mood, but the feeling was “just get over it”. Being an immigrant is all about the future and leaving the past behind.

  2. Liz says:

    We ar going to be doing this at 1000 Islands Playhouse next summer – I will have to post my opinion then, with a differnt director and cast!!

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