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Deconstruction

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Members say: Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

About the show

The Storm Theatre Company presents a new play set in 1949 dramatizing a rumored love affair between celebrated novelist Mary McCarthy and young academic Paul de Man.  More…

Later in his life, de Man gained worldwide notoriety as the foremost American promoter of deconstruction, a concept inspired by German philosopher Martin Heidegger. In addition to his alleged romance, this play exposes de Man’s hidden past in war-torn Belgium, where he was suspected as an embezzler and Nazi collaborator.


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MEMBERS SAY:

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

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Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if a good show about how intelligent people deal with the drama in their lives. Good performances, original set and biting dialougue.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are intelligent and psychological.


March 14th, 2017
"The acting isn't detailed or expansive enough to make Leaf's words come alive or give the slightest notion of the intelligence of these three. Ms. Dobbins' McCarthy is far too girlish. Yes, the playwright's point is to show how even an intellectual can be seduced by a good-looking person, but sh...
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March 19th, 2017
"The well-researched play, characterized by lengthy conversations and minimal action, sets the tone of discursive intellectualism that defines the figures...Peterson captures the devious persona of the lying lothario...Dobbins, who lacked fluency with her lines...brought a puerile sensibility to ...
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March 14th, 2017
"This intriguing, nuanced play brings out the flaws in all of the characters...Most important for me is the pernicious idea that one can erase inconvenient facts by philosophizing about the nature of reality...This play left me with the feeling that such is our world...The dilemma of this play is...
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March 15th, 2017
"There are only three actors on board the entire time. This often means the playwright has limited the scope of his drama; although 'Deconstruction' manages to construct at least two full realized characters, it runs true to form...Arendt herself comes across as rather banal...I hope Leaf plays w...
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