Negatives: The ending was a little choppy and awkward. Needs more maturation.
Story, Script, and Lyrics: An English literature professor gets cancer. True to the play’s name, it is a very “witty” script. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Surprisingly, my I hate for English literature (there were a billion references) didn’t get in the way of enjoying the play.
Cast and Theater Company: Superb acting especially by the main character (played by Eleanor Moseley).
Venue and Set: Simple, yet effective. Most of the scenes take place in a hospital.
Music and Audio: No microphones but the space is small enough that you’re able to hear okay.
Recommendation: Don’t see unless you like to watch people talking. I actually left at intermission.
Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 2 Stars
Negatives: I was bored to tears. No action, just talking! When I go to theatre, I want to be entertained.
Story, Script, and Lyrics: Black people from the mid-1900s in a restaurant talking about race stuff.
Cast and Theater Company: Well acted. Just not a good choice of play. I’m learning more and more that Seattle Repertory Theatre is a hit and miss.
Venue and Set: Well designed set of a restaurant. It’s a shame there were no scene changes though.
Music and Audio: No microphones but the actors project enough that you should be able to hear okay (if not “barely okay”). Seriously though, Seattle Repertory Theatre needs to start using microphones for the ticket prices they’re charging.