Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lizardskin: 08/26/2006

Jenn Silverman’s Lizardskin is a very good play. Moscow and Norway are brother and sister and their absentee father is a diplomat for the UN who parents via postcard. They are very close, Norway acting as a substitute mother for her younger brother and they occupy a lot of their time by playing made-up games. Enter the mysterious Max who seduces them both and disappears. They take turns telling the story of the play, filling in the gaps in the plot and ever filling in for characters. It is very well written and very well served by this excellent production, directed by the talanted Katherine Kovner. All three actors (Melissa Miller, Paul David Story and Chandler Williams) are very convincing, giving equal parts humor, suspense and feeling. I can’t wait to see what is next for this very talented new playwright.

Fringe Rating: 9 (out of 10)

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