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Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Has Some Wonderful Tidbits If You Can get Past What Is Suppose to Pass as Humor

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Has Some Wonderful Tidbits If You Can get Past What Is Suppose to Pass as Humor

“Long story short — most everybody dies.” Gary

Kristine Nielsen, Nathan Lane Photo by: Julieta Cervantes

I am a huge fan of Kristine Nielsen, who was originally supposed to play Carol, now played by Julie White. White, a Tony winner for The Little Dog Laughed,is now imitating Ms. Nielsen as she takes over for Andrea Martin, who plays Janice, a maid who has cleaned up after one too many wars. Nielsen gets the most she can out of this part, but it is thankless. White is adorable, if not a little touched.

Julie White Photo By: Julieta Cervantes

I am a huge fan of Kristine Nielsen, who was originally supposed to play Carol, now played by Julie White. White, a Tony winner for The Little Dog Laughed,is now imitating Ms. Nielsen as she takes over for Andrea Martin, who plays Janice, a maid who has cleaned up after one too many wars. Nielsen gets the most she can out of this part, but it is thankless. White is adorable, if not a little touched.

“It’s a hell on earth out there and only getting worse.” Judy

Taylor Mac’s (who uses “judy”, lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) play is all over the map. It is confusing and gross while taking on incest, mutilations, penis envy and cannibalism. This political satire is stroked with double entendres that are hit or miss. There are constant references to the autocracy turning into a democracy, turning back to an autocracy, trying unsuccessfully to compare today’s political climate.

Nathan Lane Photo by: Julieta Cervantes

Santo Loquasto’s set and Ann Roth’s costumes are marvelously done. You really feel as if everyone around you has died.

Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen Photo By: Julieta Cervantes

George C. Wolfe directs this play with an enormous amount of waving genitals and a chorus of dancing corpus. Many will find this amusing in a Three Stooges kind of way.

I am really not a fan of crass, but I did appreciate the deeply profound moments that snuck up on you. It’s a shame there isn’t a better vehicle for these three sublime performers.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus: Booth Theater, 222 W 45th Street.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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