Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops

Critics

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Reviews: 7

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops by Jen Silverman directed by Lindsay Allbaugh IN ESSENCE, A QUEER AND OCCASIONALLY HAZARDOUS EXPLORATION; DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOU READ ABOUT SHACKLETON AND HOW HE EXPLORED THE ANTARCTIC?; IMAGINE THE ANTARCTIC AS A PUSSY AND IT'S SORT OF LIKE THAT

Reviews

Collective Rage does for “pussies” what Jong's Fear of Flying did for the zipless you-know-what. Because it puts so bluntly what women spent the better part of a century to reveal, though, I'm just not sure the fine folks in Pasadena are quite ready, even now, to confront this information. But if I have sold them short, they will find themselves charmed and cheered by Silverman's free-wheeling play.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ...read full review


One big reason the production succeeds are the performances.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


In the end, however, the resolutions seem trite rather than profound.

sweet-sour - Frances Baum Nicholson - ...read full review


Despite lovely performances, particularly by the marvelous Leigh and Anzoategui, and a fluid staging by Lindsay Allbaugh, Silverman's mix of rather hoary cultural clichés and low comedy stalls just at the moment it should be catching fire.

sweet-sour - Bill Raden - ...read full review


Impeccably directed with great style by Lindsay Allbaugh, Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops is utterly absorbing.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review


Collective Rage is delirious entertainment, which is also purposefully benign and fundamentally human.

sweet - Alisa Hayashida - ...read full review


Collective Rage may not end up every theatergoer's cup of tea, but for those willing to take the journey, it makes for one outrageously funny, button-pushing, scabrous, thought-provoking walk on the wild side.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Collective Rage does for “pussies” what Jong's Fear of Flying did for the zipless you-know-what. Because it puts so bluntly what women spent the better part of a century to reveal, though, I'm just not sure the fine folks in Pasadena are quite ready, even now, to confront this information. But if I have sold them short, they will find themselves charmed and cheered by Silverman's free-wheeling play.

sweet - Leigh Kennicott - ...read full review


One big reason the production succeeds are the performances.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


In the end, however, the resolutions seem trite rather than profound.

sweet-sour - Frances Baum Nicholson - ...read full review


Despite lovely performances, particularly by the marvelous Leigh and Anzoategui, and a fluid staging by Lindsay Allbaugh, Silverman's mix of rather hoary cultural clichés and low comedy stalls just at the moment it should be catching fire.

sweet-sour - Bill Raden - ...read full review


Impeccably directed with great style by Lindsay Allbaugh, Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops is utterly absorbing.

sweet - Paul Myrvold - ...read full review


Collective Rage is delirious entertainment, which is also purposefully benign and fundamentally human.

sweet - Alisa Hayashida - ...read full review


Collective Rage may not end up every theatergoer's cup of tea, but for those willing to take the journey, it makes for one outrageously funny, button-pushing, scabrous, thought-provoking walk on the wild side.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review