This was a very good show. I recommend it. I'll be honest: I find much of live theater - even productions that are well liked - to be quite archaic, flat and un-engaging. I know many people find well-acted and directed live dramas to be deeply rewarding, but I mostly do not. I'm more of a cinema / visual media person. Maybe I am jaded or something, but that's just the wavelength that I'm on. The stage productions that I most enjoy - like this one - are productions that go beyond "dramatizing a realistic story" using "actors who speak their lines with emotional depth" and "sets that create a naturalistic space." For me, stage plays are by definition a very artificial enterprise, so the more the director, actors, etc. own that artificiality and use it to their advantage, the better. "The Suit" is a very tight and densely packed piece that will not disappoint anyone looking for something visually fascinating, intellectually engaging, emotionally moving, and genuinely surprising on all of those levels.
Posted: 2/20/14 -- 11:00 am