Thursday, December 22, 2011
Best of 2011: #9 - Our Lot (Clubbed Thumb)
Clubbed Thumb presents three new works in fully staged productions for what they call Summerworks. One of this year's selections was OUR LOT co-written by Kristin Newbom and W. David Hancock and it was totally hypnotic (in a great way). Three children gather to clean out the belongings of their late step-father who kept collections of items in carefully labeled plastic bins (John Lennon, Julia Child, Charles Darwin). The set-up is brilliant - the stored items were usually more personal than (and in many instances were barely related to) the container they were in. I loved this play and it deserves a longer return engagement.