See it if Edgy, funny & slyly relevant King Philip starts out as a political satire (circa 1600's) but evolves into a timely probe of gender politics
Don't see it if Premise can get one-note as drama proceeds & looses some momentum but nifty ensemble led by downtown icons Ikeda & Finn bring it home
See it if you’d like to see an attempt to make sense of colonial American history by fracturing it & examining the shards.
Don't see it if you like your history or your drama straight.
"Not incidentally, the self-serious men here are all portrayed by women, who manage to maintain lugubriously straight faces while tickling their audiences into stupefied giddiness...While the gender-swapping casting works beautifully here, this is not a play about the subjugation and erasure of women in public life. Or not only that. Broader notions of what constitutes equality are parsed, in deliciously convoluted language...One of this season’s tastier diversions."
"The sparring between Brown and Good is comedic on the surface, but what simmers under it is fear and heartbreak and bloodthirstiness. With the stakes so high for these characters, but the dialogue so frivolous, it sets up a juxtaposition that underscores every word."