Theatre Review: Dirty Story
In many stage productions there are villains and there are victims. In the current play at Sacramento’s Capital Stage, those two roles are highlighted, then reversed.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
She’s a graduate student, taking her manuscript to famous writer, hoping for advice. His assessment is brutal.
You wouldn’t think it possible, but this conversation leads to a date, and the famous writer shares a little about himself.
If you’re thinking that this play is studded with withering cut downs, you’re correct. The central relationship makes the battle of the sexes in “The Taming of the Shrew” look like pattycake. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. First, the characters turn the tables on eachother. Then the playwright turns the tables on the audience, taking savage jabs at real world issues. “Dirty Story” is a geopolitical comedy that rattles everybody’s cage. It’s the smartest and most dangerous show in town, and at times the funniest. You have been warned. Jeff Hudson, KXJZ News.
(music and laughter out)