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Thursday, February 07, 2008


I dragged myself off the couch last night and saw Argonautika at the Shakespeare Theater. It was so good, ya'll. It tells the story of Jason and the Argonauts, but in modern language that sort of demystifies it and makes it more accessible. It was hilarious. The set design and costumes were amazing and it was just generally very entertaining -- featuring singing, things flying through the air, sort of . . . rapping, giants, puppets, and acrobatics. And, despite all that, it wasn't nearly as gimmicky as it sounds and was really touching in parts, especially the end.

Which is good, because the season so far has been a disappointment. The first play, the Taming of the Shrew, was well done, but it is so deeply misogynistic that it's not very entertaining to watch. Edward II was boring. And my performance of Tamburlaine was cancelled because the lead, Avery Brooks, was injured.


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