Ranjit Bolt’s world premiere adaptation is full of all the plotting, panache and pith that are hallmarks of the style. Yet while the style and era are far from our own, the message is not.
There will no doubt be many, many pieces of theatre in the coming years (or decades) attempting to come to some kind of understanding about how we got to this point, and while we may never fully understand it, it’s a necessary function of art to try to make sense of things
(left to right) Alex Weisman, Lane Anthony Flores, Kyle Hatley, Paul Fagen and Rob Lindley in About Face Theatre’s Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS by Jon Marans, directed by Andrew Volkoff. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Review: THE TEMPERAMENTALS at About Face Theatre By Elizabeth Ellis In early 1950’s America, conformity...
A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.