Edelman: Stoppard play makes you stop and think (Can I say that here?)

Comparing what we’re looking for misses the point. It’s wanting to know that makes us matter.

With that telling remark in Act 2 of ARCADIA, now through Sunday

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7 Responses to Edelman: Stoppard play makes you stop and think (Can I say that here?)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Could you be a little more condescending? Hey jojo, hethinks, as opposed to the Bards methinks, we’re all a bunch of fucking unsophisticated idiots. One could say that a modern day version of this theatrical gem is playing out right now between Fox News and the not-so-White House. There is no black and white, no opinion or perspective. They are only tools that lead us to the truth which is that the benefits the majority of mankind.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Smartman-under sign of the times I give u a po folks update.

  3. Anonymous says:

    thanks for the read, smartman

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a great play, looking forward to it. the tone here is off in this review but i mostly agree with Mark about this site. The Holly Star comment would have turned me away forever if this wasn’t one of the few places that covers kc theatre.

  5. Anonymous says:

    tracy thomas
    Arcadia is my favorite play, and I am grateful to Mark for letting me know it’s here so I can see it a third time (also saw in NY and Denver.) It’s SO good I bought the written version, for the wordplay a nd the quantum physics insights. The other world class “side by side” drama was my favorite musical except for Guys and Dolls, of course: City of Angels.

    Mark, you were snotty with this review. This play is fascinating. People who enjoyed whodunnit movies like Sleuth or the Bourne Identity trilogy would also enjoy it, because it is not boring, not slapstick, not stupid!!! It engages your mind and yanks you up a little, but not to snoresville. Arcadia. Go see it.

  6. Anonymous says:

    i love the play, too, Tracy- sorry I did not make it more clear. It just seemed odd, writing this piece for KC Con. But it’s gratifying to know someone is reading the non-stripped stories.

    I loved it on Broadway; and we have the playscript, too. Do you remember who was in it (besides Victor Garber and Blair Brown)?– Paul Giammatti played the cuckolded husband from 1809 (the one around whom the theories revolve). We were surprised to see that, when we went back over playbills recently.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I meant non-stripper stories

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