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Committed

Members say: Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Relevant, Edgy
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Altruistic Theatre Company presents this work of historical fiction about the final days of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh's life before his assassination. 

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When his highly controversial documentary causes a tremendous uproar in Amsterdam and abroad, van Gogh spirals downward. 'Committed' explores the collision of an artist's radical temperament and unyielding vision with modern political realities, and the inevitable tragedy when uncompromising values clash.

 

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Outer-Stage

“An astounding new play...Menna’s brilliant writing captures the multifaceted nature of Theo Van Gogh’s character...Menna’s dialogue is gorgeous...Menna masterfully crafted a world that is neither black or white, but grey...The direction was nothing short of phenomenal...A morally complex play that resonates not only with artists who struggle to uphold their visions, but also with anyone fighting for the values that they believe in.” Full Review

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Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you have any interest in the events in the murder of Theo Van Gogh. enlightening depiction of an artist caught in life/death dilemma.

Don't see it if you need glitz. you want action rather than a discussion of action. you are offended by harsh language.

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Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you remember the story of what happened to Theo van Gogh. This is a powerful drama, well acted and is a tribute to free speech at a cost.

Don't see it if you don't care about Theo van Gogh. There is poetic license in the story but the gist is there.

Also I don't know that the big theaters will take on this show for fear of ... Read more Read less

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Great acting, Intense, Slow

See it if you still have an interest in a story that has been told from many sides but are either new to it, or more imp, enjoy acting well done

Don't see it if playwright needs to tighten up but it is the first time it is being produced. If you can be flexible, go and enjoy, if not, then maybe wait

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Absorbing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You're curious about the life and death of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, or ponder issues of free speech, or simply love great acting and writing

Don't see it if You prefer singing and dancing.

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Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Good acting and great writing will sustain you through a raw character in the lead.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor, particularly dark humor.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Relevant

See it if you care about free speech in a free society

Don't see it if are a bigot.

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Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You want to see excellent writing with an engaging and original concept.

Don't see it if You don't like intelligent and thought provoking theater with humor.