It’s not just the title (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures) that’s daunting in Tony Kushner’s exhaustive three-and-a-half-hour epic, which tackles everything from socialist history, belief systems and family dysfunction to maternity strap-ons and meta jokes about cell phones at the theatre. It’s such a barrage of polyphonic arguments and relentlessly destructive behaviour that one begins to develop a sneaking sympathy with the patriarch’s desire for “self-delivery” AKA suicide. But, under Michael Boyd’s sure hand, a strong cast delivers the meat of this hefty piece – for those who can stick with it.
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- @CazCronin Yes, ditto. I'm reviewing March 7 - hope to see you then! 🥧 2 hours ago
- @CazCronin Definitely similar vibes to Once - lush folk score, v. grounded and heartfelt storytelling. 9 to 5 - hmmmmmmmm... 3 hours ago