Lesser Seductions review: Karen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium

(Photo by Tyler G. Hicks-Wright. Pictured: Raushanah Simmons, Michael Davis)

Karen Tortora-Lee’s review for The Happiest Medium is up, and I absolutely love her description of the actors as acrobats:

Watching the Flux Theatre Ensemble bring August Schulenburg’s “The Lesser Seductions of History” to life is like watching seasoned acrobats performing an intricate, balletic routine; one which -in order to succeed- relies on trust, timing, and blind leaps of faith … knowing that your fellow performers are exactly where they should be and will deftly handle the assist, even as they fully commit to the leap they are taking themselves. One miscalculation and the whole thing comes tumbling down, and then forget about the net. But no one here falls; in fact, they soar.

This is the kind of play where every actor depends absolutely on the other – with all 11 actors on stage almost all of the time, and the scenes so tightly interwoven, you can almost never let your guard down.

She also has a beautiful take on the character of Martha, but to read that, you’ll need to read the review, and then get your tickets, and after you’ve seen the show, please share your thoughts here.

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