Taking Over

i was talking about this play with some partners in crime from the women’s project tonight about this show and i was thinking i should get the word out and ask people to go, if they can. there are even $20 rush seats. i know it’s a lot in these trying economic times, but it’s possibly the stuff of changing the status quo.

i am of course talking about taking over by danny hoch at the public theater. i think it’s really incredible that he’s taken a form he helped to popularize and really take on the gentrification of williamsburg, and really, this whole city. his performance is for the most part nuanced and when he does an entire scene as a dominican car service dispatcher and a developer, inspired.

i’ve been thinking that this is what theater is for–to ask difficult questions. and it is nice to see someone asking us all to consider the question though he does not have the answer either. what we need, what he begs us to do, is to ponder this together.

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