Wednesday, February 11, 2009
An Audience Member Reacts To THE RANT
From: Jim W.
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:34 PM
To: InterAct Theatre Company
Subject: The Rant
... this was one of my outstanding theatrical experiences in philadelphia. we saw the play on february 10th and it was unbelieveably good. i don't read reviews and was totally unprepared for such an exciting and well crafted evening. the play is outstanding; full of dramatic tension, just the right touch of irony and humor, the opening monologue i am sure is one that any actor would die for, interesting characters and perspectives and a stunning climax. not an extra word or clammy sentence - truly wonderful and with great pace, energy and dramatic impetus. even the two characters who aren't there become totally real.
the acting was perfection. what an ensemble, what a team! they were engaged with one another as characters and actors and drew the audience completely into their anger, their passions, their cynicism, their lies and their truths.
the staging, the excellent sets, the lighting, the costumes, and, of course, the direction were outstanding in every respect. i felt honored to have witnessed such a production being pioneered here in philadelphia. i think it will put our town on the national theatrical map!
well done and keep it up. a tough act to follow, as they say.