Rapture, Blister, Burn (review)

Rapture, Blister, Burn (review)
Rapture, Blister, Burn (review)
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THE PLAY: A married couple is bogged down in a stagnant relationship until a successful friend returns to town. She invokes personal and professional jealousies that change the trio’s dynamics.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Even though the scenario is interesting and the script includes some smart exchanges, this play’s indulgence in the debates of sexual politics dominates the focus. Several scenes bog down with extended discussions of feminism, but the rest of the show has a lively pace and affable direction by Carol Piersol. The actors exhibit a comfortable, natural style that makes their interactions fun to watch. While Sara Heifetz and Donna Marie Miller do admirable jobs with the show’s heavy lifting, Dean Knight and Aiden Orr add sly comic delivery to generate most of the laffs. It took way too long to change the set, especially considering how rudimentary it was.

 

THE POINT: While the production is nimbly acted and enjoyable, the feminist-focused themes slow the show’s entertainment quotient.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

A 5th Wall production at HATTheatre thru 10/8

 

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW (as aired on WRIR)

 

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Aiden Orr, Sara Heifetz, Donna Marie Miller

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