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"'The Princemaker' offers characters that come across as surprisingly one-note, a fault accredited to both text and actor...In this 'House of Cards' fan fiction, it feels like the playwright has tried to turn a thesis into a play, armed with theory from Machiavelli to Kantorowicz...Les was either too transparent, too unclear, or too much the archetypal villain for me to want to watch his self-serving plot unfold." Full Review
"Statistics and current events in media are presented in recurring heavy-handed interludes, or are integrated clumsily into the dialogue...The conclusion of the play is the most predictable finale to a gun violence play you could possibly anticipate...Text aside, I admired the production design...Every actor really did his or her job, but Leslie O’Carroll and Laurence Curry turn out show-stealing performances that truly redeem and reclaim the piece at large." Full Review
"I enjoyed the verbose text of the historical figures. For the same reason, I found it peculiar that the show thought it necessary to explicitly identify its metaphors. Further points off for the worn-out we’re-in-a-Fringe-show-and-we-know-it and stagehand-turned-actor conventions, especially when the show could’ve stood on its own feet without relying on either...Although 'Girl Versus Corinth' doesn’t say anything new, it revamps established conventions in this electropop adaptation." Full Review