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Monday, April 13, 2009

Mauritius




Last night we saw the fourth preview performance of Mauritius at the Alley Theatre in Houston. There were only five characters and two sets. The characters are: a girl who may have been abused, her half sister, a stamp expert, his knowledgeable but not terribly honest pal, and a wealthy stamp collector. The play, by Theresa Rebeck, was on Broadway two years ago.

Apparently there are these two extremely rare old stamps from Mauritius, a one penny and a two pence "post office" (for the error of Post Office written on the side of the stamp). That is the focus of a lot of greed and emotion amongst these five people.

It is a dark comedy and the cast did a superb job of pulling us into their emotional tangles, while giving us a good laugh as they twisted things around.

2 comments:

robyn said...

My goodness you have such a talent for reviewing something that you have experienced. Hey this is a talent. You could make money doing this- really have you ever thought about writing for the newspaper, or a magazine?
you're good.
yes that good.
xoxox
Rob

Enjah said...

Thanks, Robyn, what a compliment! At times I have considered writing reviews, yes, but I would rather paint and not go see everything someone wants reviewed.