August Strindberg Rep presents one of Strindberg's lesser known plays for children, a magical Christmas story that revolves around a lost black glove. More…
In this lyrical fantasy, a lost black glove found in the entryway to a large apartment building the day before Christmas Eve mystically passes through the hands of many of its residents as it bestows a Christmas spirit. The play will be acted by a cast of six women, in the British Travesty tradition of the late 1800s, in order to ensure that the play will be children-friendly. The piece is recommended for audiences age 8 and up.
See it if You like rarely performed classical plays. You want to support a company dedicated to 1 playwright. You know someone in the production.
Don't see it if You want a contemporary Christmas play. You prefer a more well-known classical play. You want an equally well-trained cast.
See it if you like period XMAS plays in which the lower classes are good, the upper classes are wicked, and imaginary beings reward good/punish evil
Don't see it if you abhor anachronism, actors' lapse of memory, long monologue and scene with no or repetitive action, and tired class war theme. I dosed.
See it if If you like dark, tales that still ring true today. My 25 year old son and I totally enjoyed this..
Don't see it if Want to see a show with all the bells and whistles. This production is presented in a simple, creative way.
See it if You are utterly desperate for any remotely holiday-themed show, regardless of how many irritating elves and dead babies are involved.
Don't see it if You don't want to power through what feels like a community theater's first production, employing any "actor" who wants to be on stage.
See it if you are interested in this rarely played Strindberg piece.
Don't see it if you want a play that you can relate to. Like this, I think, this play doesn't work anymore, perhaps in the old days.
See it if You enjoy descriptive language delivered by masterful actors
Don't see it if You stayed up late the night before as this play merits full attention.