Thursday, February 08, 2007

Rough Magic is great UPDATED

I saw Rough Magic, a reworking of The Tempest, written by Marvel Comics writer, and former area resident (and Big Planet Comics customer) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tonight. It was an excellent production, funny and moving. Reasonably priced at $20, I strongly recommend it - it's on for a few more shows. Bring a coat because it's chilly in the church theater, but it's worth it. Aguirre-Sacasa's comic book sensibilities, weighted with a healthy dose of Neil Gaiman, carry the show along, and two hours pass quickly. There's a really clever use of basic special effects, excellent costuming, a clever story and an enthusiastic cast.

Comics Greeks by Trey Graham reviewed the play and said, "If you see only one play during the six-month-long Shakespeare in Washington festival, see Rough Magic."

I can't recommend this one highly enough.

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