Thursday, December 04, 2008

"Orphans" Opening

Six people in the house--and that was just  fine.  The show came together in the last few days, but indigestible awkward bits of poorly orchestrated actions still bolox up too many otherwise-good moments.  I'm glad not too many people saw it.  It will get better, of course, that's the only sop to my dignity I may have, but it will get better fast.  Much is working well now, but too often, we amateurishly drop the ball in ways that force the audience to detach from the drama they're witnessing.  Little prop mishaps, line foul-ups, unclear physical choices not well matched to the actor's felt intention--all these undermine othewise well built-up moments.  I have good clear moments and I have muddy, uncertain ones.

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