The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco, Gate Theatre

The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco at Gate Theatre. Photo credit Michael Shelford.  (4)The quest for liberation is popular dramatic terrain, but the Gate Theatre’s “Freedom Burning” season shifts focus to the aftermath. What do you do when the fight is over, and how can you be sure the sacrifice was worthwhile? It’s a sophisticated – and, given the nature of modern warfare, highly pertinent – line of questioning, but Andrew Whaley’s richly allegorical piece is ultimately too opaque to do it justice.

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