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The Comfort of Anger

Duveneck 3: June 10, 11 and 12

By Jane Durrell · May 26th, 2010 · Fringe
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This show comes from the same company that brought The Gospel According to Tammy Faye to the 2006 Cincy Fringe Festival. This time out, a Latina novelist is fighting old ghosts in dreams that haunt her days and nights.

Houston playwright Fernando Dovalina of Driscol Street Salon Theatre says Cincinnati is the second performance venue for his new play, which has evolved through a number of salon readings and has a cast of four actors.
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06.11.2010 at 10:44 Reply
This was my favorite show of this week. It is my favorite dramatic piece of the Fringe this year. The problem is how to get the word out for a show that runs only the last 3 days of the Fringe. Four actors play out the struggle of a writer with her past. It is a psychological drama that is carefully revealed through dreams and therapy sessions. This does not sound as powerful or compelling as it actually was. The slow revelation of the root of the protagonist's difficulties is very skillfully done. The important issues of homosexuality, racism, rape, abortion, ethics, and unconventional relationships are touched in very intelligent and revealing ways. Amazingly, these issues are addressed without distracting from the central drama. I went in expecting, perhaps, a dark piece, but I found it seriously entertaining, provocative, and revealing. Bravo!

 

 
 
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