BOTTOM LINE: This comedy mostly lacks substance, but is thoroughly entertaining and charming thanks to spirited performances from the cast.
Anyone who has spent any time drinking in lower Manhattan has surely come across the obnoxious, inebriated packs of “bridge and tunnel” women from out of town, teetering down the street in too high heels and too short dresses. Adam Bock’s play The Drunken City seeks to give a back story to these women as it focuses on a trio of late-twenty-somethings whose fateful drunken bachelorette party leads to the unraveling of their relationships and the gaining of some clarity.
BOTTOM LINE: This three character play is more poetic than it is practical. It is a socially relevant albeit bleak tearjerker about post-Apartide South Africa and it will break your heart into a million pieces.
BOTTOM LINE: Director and choreographer Francis Patrelle shows us that he not only skillfully puts this tragic classic together, but that he is also a generous teacher, mentor and acting coach.