Definitely one of the best plays we have seen this year. If you have a chance and can get a ticket, go!
The play is very strong, covering a wider range of subjects as the title suggests – capitalism, socialism, and religion all wrapped in a family drama. And did i mention a discussion of suicide? It is very long, but never allows you to worry about time. You remain captured by the characters and the stories.
A brilliant cast is needed to carry this off, and Shaw has lots of talent to choose from. Jim Mezon as Gus Marcantonio sets the bar high, but Steven Sutcliffe as Pill, Kelli Fox as Empty, Gray Powell as Vito and Fiona Reid as Clio have no trouble meeting Mezon’s standard. the rest of the cast – Thom Marriott, Andre Sills, Diana Donnelly,Jasmine Chen and Julie Martell are all excellent. Special mention must be made of Ben Sanders as Eli who is quite riveting.