If I had wanted a sermon, I would have gone to church. If I had wanted a lecture, I would have gone to university. And if I wanted to hear children screaming, there are parks everywhere.
This sermon/lecture was filled with polemic, presented by actors apparently competing to see who could overact the most.
The withdrawal of funding from the experimental lakes area (ELA) was familiar to anyone who has been reading a newspaper over the past few years. Facts and events were flashed on the back wall of the stage, as were the names of politicians involved in the situation. But the result was simply a history lesson. Any thread that might have drawn it together got lost in the screaming.
I normally love Chris Abraham’s productions, but this was just awful. We left at the intermission. It was not up to Tarragon’s usual standards.