Featuring a collection of Bobby Kennedy's most famous speeches, this world premiere solo play also highlights the personal and less publicized moments of those last four months of the 1968 campaign.
"Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade" follows Robert F. Kennedy during the fateful 1968 presidential campaign, from his announcement of his intention to enter the race in March, to his last speech on June 4th at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
“There’s something absolutely electric about Bobby Kennedy...Arrow meets the demands of his one-person show...with fervor and delicacy...His script is plain, but feels alarmingly accurate...Nightengale really keeps the drama moving...The show is a lesson in perspective...Arrow’s strength is his dedication to authenticity. His clear intent not to gloss over the deeper issues surrounding Kennedy’s 1968 campaign makes viewing this political journey so very special.” Full Review
“Arrow is best when he's lifting directly from his subject's act: the speeches that RFK delivered...in his quest to win the Democratic nomination...Nightengale delivers a neat staging that clearly delineates between Kennedy's actual words and the original text...Unfailingly sympathetic to his subject, Arrow gives us little sense of RFK's shortcomings...A sincere tribute to a Democratic hero of the past, giving us plenty to ponder in choosing the hero of the future.” Full Review
"Informative and bittersweet solo piece...We get the softer, self-effacing side of the politician when he expresses regret over some of his actions during his brother's administration...Arrow certainly resembles his subject, though his inconsistent vocal impersonation can get a bit extreme. But, more importantly, the sincerity is there, in both the public servant and the artist presenting him." Full Review
"But when we first view him here, he seems almost a timid political tyro. Arrow and Nightengale have the character eventually gain assertiveness and depth, when such incidents as the assassination of Martin Luther King in April and a humiliating loss to McCarthy in the Oregon primary in May test his mettle. But the early part of the play, filled with sequences of uninspired public speaking, don't make Bobby a character the audience particularly wants to root for." Full Review
"David Arrow bears an incredible resemblance to Bobby and he skillfully crafted a brilliant rendering of the man, capturing Bobby’s mannerisms and his famous New Englander accent. However, the iconic, and potentially hyperbolic, Kennedy charm was slightly lacking during Bobby’s speeches...As a playwright, David cleverly creates the foundation for strong character development that follows alongside the success of RFK’s bid to become the Democratic candidate for President." Full Review
“Arrow…bears a rather close, physical resemblance to the man...Those who remember RFK well, though, will find Arrow's voice too high pitched and light, and his Massachusetts accent both inconsistent and unconvincing…If conflict be the heart of theatre, there's little of it here. Kennedy describes his campaign, offers anecdotes, gives speeches, and is killed…There's no dialogue with others, no one-on-one confrontations (although he mentions shouting at his staff), and thus no drama.” Full Review
"This one-man biodrama, is one sided on facts and short on emotional impact...Arrow, looks like Bobby and has some of the charisma, but misses on his vocal intonation. He is too high pitched with his accent going in and out. Vocally he is annoying. Nightengale's direction tries to keep this piece moving, but doesn’t always succeed...Will appeal to those who do not know the history of this, but will younger audiences even know who Bobby Kennedy is?" Full Review
See it if You love American historical figures, and finding the connections between our country's past and today.
Don't see it if You dont like one-person shows, and American history is not of interest to you.
See it if You were a Bobby Kennedy supporter or if you are too young to remember this great man. The actor portraying him was superb.
Don't see it if You dislike the Kennedy's so much you would rather not see anything positive about one of them (even if it's true)
See it if You want to be near someone who looks and sounds like Bobby Kennedy and reminds you what great leadership is.
Don't see it if You're not into one-man or docu- plays. The script is woven-together speeches, which sounds dry, but it's done exceptionally well.
See it if you enjoy one man shows, as this one is excellently written. Also, if you love relevant stories with historical figures, you’ll love this.
Don't see it if you’re not a fan of one man shows; there is some interaction with the audience, but this is a wordy play that requires your attention.
See it if you want a glimpse into the complex & self-aware man that was RFK. Arrow’s script & acting shows his humanity, humility & passion for the US
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of one man shows or political theater.
See it if You want to see an excellent one-actor show which captures both the essence, sound and physical characteristics of a impt political figure
Don't see it if You don’t care about hearing and seeing important elements of history in a time almost as tumultuous as today.
See it if You enjoy political dramas that highlight American historical figures and recount riveting accounts of our shared memories.
Don't see it if You are not interested in American events and prefer something lighter and less wordy.
See it if snapshot of most turbulent year in US history & portrait of RFK with all his Kennedy baggage would make you sit up straight in theatre seat
Don't see it if you fear you will cry throughout, you will .... have no interest in historical moment or how we got to where we are now in US politics
See it if you enjoy US history, politics, & based-on-true-life plays. Small glimpse into the in's & out's of RFK's short 1968 presidential campaign.
Don't see it if you're not into politics. It's not about 1 party VS another. It's about heart & soul, equality, social issues, staying humble, working hard.
See it if You are interested in Bobby Kennedy, particularly his Presidential campaign. Arrow does a good impression and includes many speech excerpts.
Don't see it if you are looking for a "play" in the traditional sense. Or if you are not an admirer, or at least, interested in Kennedy's run for President.
See it if if you remember the Kennedy family, specifically Bobby; if you like history or if you enjoy personal stories about public figures.
Don't see it if if you are not a fan of the Kennedy family, do not like one man shows, are not interested in history or do not particularly care about Bobby
See it if want to see an interesting solo show about Booby Kennedy's run to get the Democratic nomination for US president. It brought back memories.
Don't see it if If you don't like politics - especially liberal views. Most of the writing came directly from Kennedy's speeches. A bit dull at first.
See it if You are interested in the true story of Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy, and think of what might have been, year 1968.
Don't see it if U r too young to remember when the world went crazy, Vietnam War, senseless assassinations, good person forced into aimpossible situation.
See it if You enjoy historical, informative theater. History of our times. Did RFK really run on & stand for all of these positive programs & ideas?
Don't see it if You have no interest in modern American politics, the Kennedy's place in US history. You have been seeing too much current news.
See it if You're into American history, the 60's, the Kennedys, presidential campaign politics, Boston accents, or want a jolt of political idealism.
Don't see it if You're not.
See it if You enjoy one man shows and history. See it if you are familiar with the politics of the period. Lots of personal information .....
Don't see it if Politics is not your thing. Must understand the politics of the period.
See it if Amazing how Kennedy's plan for his Presidency, 60 years ago rings so true for today. History buff..this is for you.
Don't see it if One man show might not be your taste. Good acting, but not totally convincing.
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