Author: Raphael Badagliacca

My Very Own British Invasion

The arrival of so many people all at once from so many different directions seemed like an invasion itself, and certainly one that surprised me.  Although I have been a New Jersey resident for many years and a frequent theater goer, I confess that I had never been to the Paper Mill Playhouse, so, inevitably this is a review of an impressive performance and an impressive theater all in the same space.

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Words matter.

If theater reviews were only confined to two words, those would be the two I would use to review the plot, the theme and the controversial subject matter of “Pound” – a play about the twentieth century expatriate American poet accused of treason.

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Fruit Trilogy

The experience breaks down along gender lines.  I suppose young boys who were abused or soldiers marching off to doomed battles feel thrust into a reality machine that processes them as bodies only.  By giving voice to what may be extreme cases, the play speaks to aspects of what must be every woman’s daily experience. 

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