Dead Blogging ‘Choice’ at Calderwood Pavilion

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the South End Saturday to catch the Huntington Theatre Company production of Choice (through November 15) and say, it was . . . swellish.

The cast – especially Connie Ray and Madeline Wise – is terrific. The staging is entirely impressive. And the dialogue is generally smart and funny.

But here’s the -ish:

The play itself (by Winnie Holzman, whose writing credits include the hit musical Wicked and the smash TV series “My So-Called Life”) is kind of meh, a concept in search of an execution. It also – like so many other contemporary dramas – suffers from climax interruptus, a debilitating condition whose major symptom is a second act that leaves the audience largely unsatisfied.

Still worth seeing, though, at least to us.

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2 Responses to Dead Blogging ‘Choice’ at Calderwood Pavilion

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    What’s this John? You’re not commenting on CNBC’s marvelous performance at the recent RNC debate?

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