The Tank and Glass Bandits Theater Company present a new play about three men named Charles: a father, his son, and his son's son. More…
In the present, three generations of fathers and sons struggle to communicate as their family line grows and ages across a vast ocean of time. How do individuals continue to exist through the passing of the years? Do I eat pickles on my sandwich because my great-great grandpa did? Charles, Charles, Charles, Charles, Charles Charles Charles.
"Occasionally, 'Charleses' leaves its strange rhythm behind to stay put in well-trod territory...Fortunately, there are enough moments when the play gets specific and allows individual moments to have their own significance...The direction of Meghan Finn maintains the ritual rhythm at the heart of the work. All three actors effectively transition between ages, time periods, and characters...If the play has a major weakness, it is the lack of a feminine presence." Full Review
”We watch Charles grow up, have conflicts with his father and/or grandfather, go through various stages of adulthood and then old age and finally death. It’s very much a cycle of life experience. Unfortunately it feels at times like we’re seeing it play out in real time…Ultimately ‘Charleses’ relies on the audience’s ability to find fascination in the mundane…The big question is whether we can sit through an hour and a half of these ponderings.” Full Review
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