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I just deleted a really fucking snarky comment about why there hasn't been any report on the slog about the decision that compromised the integrity of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Instead, I'll just point it out and hope it's coming later in the day.
commented on Cancel Your Plans Tonight or Tomorrow Night and Go See August: Osage County
I'll admit that my theater attendance has been spotty in previous years, but I've begun to attend productions regularly again within the past year. I had never read this script, nor seen a production, prior to Balagan's staging. And I left at the second intermission.
I love dysfunctional family drama to an extent that is probably questionable and sadistic. But, I could not, for the life of me, move past the cartoonishness (not a word) of the performances. I'm ok if I'm alone in this review. I don't doubt the actors capabilities, and it may have just been a problem for me in the casting itself. But I also can't help but think the direction may have been phoned in as it's his last show before he moves on from this company.
Or maybe I just need to reschool (also, not a real word) in theater.