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Androboros: Villain of the State

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Before Hamilton and Washington, there was Androboros—the villain who tried to end NYC's beginning and failed to make America great. This musical adaptation of America's first play is a comic tale of political gridlock. More…

Mixing Elizabethan language with the commedia del arte of its day, 'Androboros' will feature over a dozen original songs played live with a dancing, 10-member cast in an intimate setting. Based on a true incident that scandalized the young New York colony, 'Androboros' is a biting critique of early political angst when colonials had little faith in their provisional government.

1h 15m | Already closed | Fraunces Tavern Museum (Financial)

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October 13th, 2017
"Director Ralph Lewis, apparently not trusting the material - or finding the play too dated, has staged a carnival-esque version (adapted by S.M. Dale in June 2016) which includes 16 songs and musical numbers, in addition to making contemporary references to the Trump Administration, as well as c...
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October 13th, 2017
“Funny, fast-paced political satire...The adaptation never feels stodgy, but that’s not to say that initially, given the large cast, the rapid-fire dialogue, and the brisk staging that I wasn’t a little confused as to who was who and doing what...Whether you’re a political junkie, love a cutting ...
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October 11th, 2017
"'Androboros' is a complicated tale...Added to the confusion are the Restoration comedy language and plot twists and turns that are unfamiliar to a modern audience...So even though there is, at several points, a narrator of sorts who speaks in current vernacular, the plot is impossible to grasp i...
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October 11th, 2017
"Androboros: Villain of the State' could be better...For all Peculiar’s noble effort at clarification, the complicated plot just doesn’t have enough of a pay off to be worth the attentiveness required.. Worse, Peculiar promotes Hunter’s play as a 'mix of Elizabethan comedy and Italian Commedia de...
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