|Courtesy Photo - Lois Tema|
THE PARIS LETTER
AND IT ALL STARTS HERE -
THE PARIS LETTER
CHECK THE WRISTS OF THE SHARPEST DRESSED FOLKS IN TOWN
These Guys know how to spend money on expensive deals that don't get them the compound earned interest that they would like -but don't worry - watches and glittering Jewelry and fancy clothes keep putting on those phoney "Look at Me" - I am rich" - guys." After-all garnets bring out fire and desire. That comes out of your body. Yes, go ahead and bump your wine glasses together. You're Rich, Rich, Rich.
Fine clothing and good looking men and woman in this era always creates romantic treasures. You get the pleasures that warm your passion, fire and desire. The heat still smolders. You're love isn't just average -- no sir, keep going to those fancy hangouts that they deserve. Just be careful -- don't let anyone bring sadness, avert evil thoughts and beg for the person that you really want. Ooops -- however there is someone that you know that shoots himself. Would that be one of you guys that you so dearly love? He's a tall good looking blonde young man.
This a a play with two themes. Both about failure of gay therapy in the sixties. Then later the failure of high finance. These themes are examined with great insight.
The writing, acting and direction are all excellent. The amazing and clever staging adds a lot the the production. However, a spin goes in places that it shouldn't be. Despite a tragic ending -- the play is extremely entertaining.
The evening is Exhilarating, robust, smart and witty. Bravura performers at every step. Has he met the love of his life? Ummm- you'll just have to see it for yourself. And if I were you - I would not miss it. It's perfect high-concept that succeeds.
HERE ARE THE AMAZING STARS: Paul Collins, Ron Dritz, David Ewing, Michaela Greeley, Tom Reilly. The Cast plays as several different characters. Everyone of them are Brilliant. What a thrilling ride. I'd see it again!
By Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by the amazing George Maguire
(HIGHEST RATING: Five Stars*****)
NOW PLAYING AT THE NEW CONSERVATORY THEATRE CENTER
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and he also produced an Arts Program and that was fascinating fun on PBS -KQED -7 years)))