Target Margin's world premiere is a subversive dark comedy that reimagines the making of the classic 1933 film King Kong. More…
"The Making of King Kong" is a theatrical journey into the cultural monster behind the myth. The play takes a brutal look at America’s history of white patriarchy, imperialism, and sexism through the eyes of original King Kong creators Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, and Hollywood starlet Fay Wray.
See it if Target Margin's revisionist look at the iconic movie & myth behind it Equal parts comic satire & critical appraisal it's viewpoint is murky
Don't see it if While the vintage movie opening is both clever & necessary, it hinders the pace & perspective The first-rate Molly Pope feels underused
See it if You like a clever, fun, silly and topical romp through today's PC tropes overlaying clearly dated material.
Don't see it if If you seek a well thought-out deconstruction of King Kong and cringe at self-seriousness.