Monday, February 5, 2018

"Insignificance"


Insignificance
Terry Johnson

Jim Johnson & Jessica Lea Risco
Terry Johnson’s 1982 play, Insignificance, imagines that in a cheap hotel four people come together for a few short hours – people so universally recognizable that they are only referenced as The Professor, The Senator, The Actress, and The Ballplayer.  Their conversations and confrontations – often intense in words and in physicality -- range from hateful accusations to intellectual explorations to romantic encounters.   The comedy, social commentary, and melodrama of Insignificance receives an engaging treatment in Dragon’s current production, thanks largely to the astute choices of Director Laura Jane Bailey who helps these four celebrities come to life in ways mostly believable and intriguing in a situation quite fantastic and absurd. 

For my full review, please refer to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj113.html.


Rating: 3.5 E

Insignificance continues through February 18, 2018 at Dragon Theatre, 2120 Broadway Street, Redwood City.  Tickets are available at http://www.dragonproductions.net or by calling 650-493-2006.

Photo by Dragon Productions Theatre
 

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