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“The decade is just as much a character in this show, with dialogue (director Robbie Guevara is also the writer, with Jonjon Martin as dramaturg) peppered with lingo and referential asides to the cultural landscape back then.”
“The premise of the story is in itself funny, if morbid: two docile, eccentric old ladies living in an old house are discovered by their nephew, Mortimer (Nel Gomez), to be casual murderers–offering elderberry wine laced with arsenic to unsuspecting, lonely old men and afterwards burying them in the basement.”
It’s been over twenty years, and Julie Taymor’s fully realized theatrical version of The Lion King remains fresh, innovative, experimental, and frankly, unlike anything that’s ever been done before (or …