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Salome

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Edgy, Poetic, Resonant, Ambitious, Funny

About the show

In the rarely performed "Salome," Oscar Wilde explodes a Biblical footnote into a surreal moonscape of alienated passion. More…

Pouring his own doomed desires into the imprisoned prophet Iokanaan, the mercurial princess Salome, and even the vulgar paranoid Herod Antipas, "Salome" is a prophecy of social destruction, a parable of what nightmares erupt when we demonize desire, criminalize otherness, and look but never see. 


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Edgy, Poetic, Resonant, Ambitious, Funny

94
Satisfying, Ripe, Poetic, Sensual, Beautifully staged

See it if you would like to experience a stellar production of a beautiful, notorious play not often performed.

Don't see it if you are in the mood for a kitchen sink drama: this is poetic, biblical, reaches for the moon—& actually catches it!

Also M-34’s production of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome,” in a fine translation by ... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a rarely performed work of Oscar Wilde, that is saturated in theatre lore.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy exploratory theatre work.

Also This play is first and foremost a challenge. It is easy to see why it ... Read more Read less

77
Funny, Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You’re looking for an abstract, visceral, physical rendition of Oscar Wilde’s play. Theres much vigor and passion.

Don't see it if You really wanted to see a revival of a golden age musical. Or if you don’t like nudity ..or swearing ..or political commentary.


October 15th, 2018
"This M-34 production, under Rutherford's direction, doesn't rise to stratospheric heights. Quite the opposite: Rutherford's direction and writing turns Salome into a fascinating domestic comedy/drama, an interesting interpretation, even a witty interpretation, but one that avoids piercing the au...
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October 15th, 2018
"Rutherford's new take on the tragedy retains all the grisly aspects of Wilde's play. But he re-imagines it at a slightly different level of vibration. Not only does he give us a new translation of Wilde's original French text, but he non-conventionally casts Feathers Wise as the prophet, giving ...
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October 14th, 2018
"The production has two focal points. First is an outstanding dance, enhanced by projections...Second is an extravagant characterization of Herod Antipas by Marty Keiser. The performances overall, but Keiser’s in particular, strike a nice balance between stylized comic costume-drama and tragic re...
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October 12th, 2018
"'Salomé' is an underproduced play and deserves a thoughtful revival, one that in many ways could resemble M-34's. But it would need a stronger directorial voice, one capable of bringing dynamism and bold but clear choices to the show."
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