RE:The Escape Artist
The premise of the show did not entice me, as I feared it would be slow and sad. It is neither. Its a musical and visual feast for the senses, frequently funny, and although very touching, not at all sad. The acting, singing, and fantastic use of video imagery kept me riveted throughout the performance. It is a beautiful story about the power of art and artmaking, and how that practice can simultaneously endanger and heal an artist. I would encourage every one I know to see it--it is a very polished piece of theater that would stage just as well in a much more glamorous house.
The Escape Artist on Sunday, Apr 24th, 2011