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Divine Comedy

From 1 critic and 3 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Raunchy, Riveting, Slow

About the show

The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present a pair of heavenly one-act comedies directed by Storm Artistic Director, Peter Dobbins. More…

This co-production is part of an initiative to bring faith-based plays back to the New York City stage. The evening begins with Henri Brochet's 'Saint Felix and His Potatoes,' about an attempted robbery. It's followed by Prosper Mérimée's 'The Coach of The Holy Sacrament,' the comical but true tale of the conflicted romance between an elderly Spanish Viceroy and a young actress in late 18th century Peru.



65
TheaterScene.net

“The problem is the fact that they are directed too leisurely and, consequently, do not generate any laughs, fatal for comedies. The rhythms of both plays seem much more formal and genteel than they need to be. The short, curtain raiser plays like an extended anecdote, while the longer, more famous play is a comedy of manners that seems rather thin for its length. The stilted, old-fashioned translations from the French also do not help.” Full Review


79
Thought-provoking, Slow, Heartwarming, Academically valuable, For the true aficianado

See it if You want to learn a bit about the roots of theatre as we know it. This is a simple story, a bit of a morality play, worth seeing if you can

Don't see it if Razzle-dazzle in an integral part of your recipe for a good theatre experience.

Also These are two plays that I found curiously arresting because they were... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing

See it if you like shows about faith; two short plays;

Don't see it if a disappointing production from this normally on point theater company

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Raunchy, Riveting, Hilarious

See it if You love Shakespeare and non stop laughter

Don't see it if You are confused easily or don't like Shakespeare


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