Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Band's Visit
Kudos for casting many ethnic actors and providing a platform for mildly exploring the topic of inter-ethnic conflict and tension - but only mildly as this is really not the focus of the play. I will say, however, that a feeling of uncomfortability permeated the air throughout the evening all the way to the very (predictable) theatrical ending.
Perhaps Mr. Prince would have made different theatrical decisions? We'll never know. The stage was as vacuous and empty as the material and most of the performances save a few. It's a good thing a delicious pan of Paella was awaiting me after the show to cure my hunger.