Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best of 2011: #9 - Our Lot (Clubbed Thumb)

Every year, the excellent 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.

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