"Could I successfully put aside all memories of evocative sets and remembered lines from heady roles I had long admired and do justice to the review? ... I would have to rely upon the promise of ASC Co-founder and The Lion in Winter’s director Jim Warren, for he predicted ASC’s production would be ‘movingly funny,’ so I let it all go and settled in for an evening of serious power struggles against an explosive political backdrop, potential civil war, treason, plots and counter-plots, demented scheming and deceit, all the while, hoping for a good laugh. I was not disappointed."
"It was the delivery of the language in combination with the universal lighting on a physical stage with audience contact that made all the difference. In this setting, line after line prompted hearty laughter. In the film, everything was dark, brooding and full of woe and misery. On stage these ‘situations’ were delightfully funny, except when things got serious."
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Written by Elizabeth Simmons, Shenandoah Press, 8.9.12
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