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Catch As Catch Can

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Absorbing

About the show

In Page 73's world premiere, six characters are brought to life by three actors playing across gender and generation, capturing father/daughter and mother/son in a family drama. More…

The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up in each other’s homes in a tight-knit working-class community, sharing the good times and the bad. As the younger generation grapples with complicated life choices, a shifting crisis is set in motion that threatens the bonds of this extended family.


Member Reviews (23)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Absorbing

53
Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if Interesting concept and writing.

Don't see it if Very confusing from the start. Actors playing multiple parts and genders.

Also This would have been a great play if there had been normal casting of ... Read more Read less

58
Indulgent, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to revel in the virtuosity of performers playing across gender and age. And have time to spare.

Don't see it if You want to see succinct storytelling. The flashy structural device of the casting did not pay off in the story of the second act.

Also Cuts in the first act (no need for an intermission here) would have he... Read more Read less


November 1st, 2018
"Under Ken Rus Schmoll’s direction, typically cool and precise, they differentiate their roles but also twin them, showing how parents are echoed in their children. Does all that structural sophistication serve the play? The doubling, though often masterly (I’d swear Ms. Serralles’s pants fit h...
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November 7th, 2018
"So smoothly virtuosic that it takes a while to realize how good it really is...Afterward, reflecting on the play, you may marvel at how finely Chung has woven her thematic threads (about family, heredity, nationality, genetics) into the tapestry that unravels with such violence in the play’s sec...
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November 12th, 2018
"'Catch as Catch Can’ is multiple plays in one. The first act is a play exploring the notions of family, love, and how our responsibility to each shifts from generation to generation. I was interested in this play, but then it was lost to the second act, which seemed an entirely different play ab...
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