Friday, June 27, 2008
The Strangerer (Theater Oobleck) - 6/27/08
Before transferring to NYC, I caught a performance of Theater Oobleck's "The Strangerer" (6/27/08) by Mickle Maher at the funky Chopin Theater Mainstage. The play is an existential comedy (can you have one without the other?) with a political bent: main characters are George W, John Kerry, and Jim Lehrer, and the setting is the 2004 presidential debates. In turns hilarious and disturbing, this one defies description; just think political discourse through the prism of Second City with a touch of Beckett.