Thursday, September 25, 2008

not that I want to make a habit of posting my bad reviews, but...

Dennis Brown at the Riverfront Times didn't like Killing Women:

"Here we go again with yet another wail about women in the workplace. It seems that it's a man's world out there, and female hit men (even the term is chauvinistic) just can't crash that glass ceiling. If your heart bleeds at the plight of a working mother who has to miss her daughter's grade-school Career Day because she had to kill someone instead, this is the black comedy for you. Marisa Wegrzyn's Killing Women makes many mistakes — but none so severe as to have opened the same weekend as The Lieutenant of Inishmore. In terms of manner and character, there are many parallels between the two scripts. None favor this one, which by contrast comes off as lethargic."
Let's forget a moment that he thinks I'm a whiny baby for writing about gender disparity in the workplace. Oh, yeah, and also forget a moment that he dismisses the audience for who this topic is relevant. Let's talk about important stuff: The play gets slammed for opening the same weekend as The Lieutenant of Inishmore? Are you fucking kidding me?

Anyway, I felt compelled to air this one given the theatrosphere hub-bub a few weeks back sparked by Theresa Rebeck's article in the Guardian.