Friday, December 9, 2016

Sleeping Beauty in the Wood - TCTB Review Roundup

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"Once upon a time there lived a king and queen who were grieved, more grieved than words can tell, because they had no children." So begins Charles Perrault's SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD and Collective Unconscious's brilliant adaption of the classic fairy tale. This devastatingly beautiful, compassionate, witty, subversive, and exquisitely imagined play about the struggle for human dignity is not playing long (it closes December 11), but if you can get down to the Red Eye Theater in time, go see it. It will blow your mind and break your heart at the same time.
- Talking Broadway (full review here:
It’s not for everyone, certainly; if you cringe at the words “dance” or “movement”, you should probably look elsewhere. But if, like me, you enjoy something a little unusual and fantastical, something that is alternately funny and serious, ridiculous, decadent, and fabulous (and especially if you like something “magical” but aren’t impressed by the season’s offering of Christmas-related shows) — get thee to Red Eye Theater and give yourself over to the magic.
- Compendium (full review here: