Saturday, April 05, 2008
Motionless, Like a Statue
Went to the Elephant Theater tonight on Hollywood's Theater Row to see the Los Angeles premiere production of Craig Lucas' 1995 play "The Dying Gaul."
It's an odd mish-mash of a play that can't focus on one topic -- artistic integrity in Hollywood, marital infidelity, grief and mortality -- and instead ends up being about nothing. And the acting, under the direction of Jon Lawrence Rivera, is oddly muted so scenes of great anger and grief end up very underplayed.
They can't all be gems.