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Re: “A True History of the Johnstown Flood

The one star is for the set design. The rest is a mess (and not a hot mess). What the heck was Ms. Gilman thinking? This could be two plays. One about the Baxter Family and one about the flood. The plays within the play took up most of the time. I had NO idea what they had to do with the Johnstown Flood. Take out all the Baxter Family shows and their dealing with the Walter Lippincott character and you are left with maybe 45 minutes of the flood and it's aftermath. And the running time is 2 hours 20 minutes with an intermission. That lets you know how much of this is related to the actual Johnstown Flood. VERY little. Cliché characters, poorly written, mediocre acting, and Oh, 5 minutes of research can tell you there are inaccurate FACTS about Johnstown and the dam. I expected more from the Goodman Theater, Robert Falls, and Rebecca Gilman. They are all to blame for THIS disaster. NOT RECOMMENDED!!

Posted by Theatrescott on 03/28/2010 at 11:58 AM

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Re: “A True History of the Johnstown Flood

The one star is for the set design. The rest is a mess. And not a hot mess. What the heck was Ms. Gilman thinking? The plays within the play took up most of the time. I had NO idea what they had to do with the Johnstown Flood. Take out all the Baxter Family shows and their dealing with the Walter Lippincott character and you are left with maybe 45 minutes of the flood and it's aftermath. And the running time is 2 hours 20 minutes with an intermission. That lets you know how much of this is related to the actual Johnstown Flood. VERY little. Oh and 5 minutes of research can tell you there are inaccurate FACTS about Johnstown and the dam. NOT RECOMMENDED!

Posted by Theatrescott on 03/28/2010 at 11:46 AM

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