It’s week five. We just keep marching through the play like Sherman to Atlanta. All the way to Georgia! Every day we fill in more of the picture. Each scene now has a real shape. I feel free to fine-tune – focus the actors on maintaining their diagonals, throw out old ideas because they no […]
Archives for March 15, 2012
“Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam…” so sang the gallant Knights of the Round Table, once upon a time. This little slice of historical lunacy is par for the course in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Python alum Eric Idle’s twisted, technicolor vision of Arthurian myth, playing now through March 18 at the Warner Theater.
There’s no better place for a story about identity than the theater. No other art form depends so much on our suspension of disbelief, and our willingness to accept that any person – given enough skill, practice, and willpower – can become someone else.