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Re: “They Are Dying Out

Couldn't disagree more with Kate's review.
This show is certainly not for the average theatre-goer - but the performances alone make this worthy viewing. From the bombastic leading performance to the 3 businessmen who deliver show-stopping monologues - this show is one hell of an actors piece. There wasn't a weak performance in the cast.

Those going to the theatre looking for something easily attachable - will find little to like here. They also may not want to visit the Trap Door theatre again - as its not theatre for the non-thinker. Its world class theatre however, which should leave you wanting to know more. This show was a wonderful night of theatre for me.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TheatreNutJohn on 02/20/2012 at 4:33 PM

Recent Comments

Re: “Camino Real

Question, as a subscriber you get the magazine the Goodman produces. I wonder if any of you actually read the Camino Real one? It goes into detail about the director and the type of work he does. I don't know why you all think a theatre must tell its patrons everything about a show before it begins? Doesn't that ruin the show? Just wondering.

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by TheatreNutJohn on 03/07/2012 at 10:10 AM

Re: “The Fisherman

Wonderful show! Congrats to all involved.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by TheatreNutJohn on 03/06/2012 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Camino Real

Also as a reply to the "former goodman subscriber" I will be calling that number and telling Bob Falls "THANK YOU" for bringing a different style of theatre to a company that sometimes falls for "too much of the same". It goes both ways, and I hope the audience members who enjoy this show are just as vocal as those who hated it.

16 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by TheatreNutJohn on 03/06/2012 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Camino Real

Wow - much ado about nothing. While reading these responses I feared I would be seeing an X rated hyper violent / sexually radical production. NO NO NO! Surely this show will not be for everyone, but I found it TOP KNOTCH! It was beautiful, heartbreaking, and devestating (but in the grandest of ways). I am pretty proud that the Goodman theatre (known for their rather tame and mainstream fare) has branched out to offer theatre goers a different experience. It may not be liked by all - but at least there are brave artists and brave theatre out there who are willing to challenge an audience.

Go into this show unphased - and you may just find yourself enjoying the production. I plan to go again

15 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by TheatreNutJohn on 03/06/2012 at 11:49 AM

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