Hearts Like Fists Review: Aaron Riccio, That Sounds Cool

(Photo: Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: Chinaza Uche, Jennifer Somers Kipley, Marnie Schulenburg)

As one of Flux’s longest and most important critics, Aaron Riccio of That Sounds Cool needs no introduction round these parts. I was worried when he ended up attending on Wednesday, one of our more sparsely attended shows, and on a night that ended up being (due to my own self-laceration) one of my worst shows, to boot.

Thankfully, such fears were unfounded, as the review is mostly positive (though I strongly disagree with his diagnosis of Nerve, a play that always seems to be on stage somewhere) and full of useful insights–I particularly liked:

In one of the cleverer echoes of the play, Doctor X and Peter sound off about the joys of having an obsession: “I don’t have to think while I’m working. I don’t have to feel.”

The link between Peter and Doctor X –who seem to share little in common– is one of the subtler delights of the play. There are other echoes for an enterprising ear to catch, particularly when a character is speaking about obsession…won’t you tune your ear our way?

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