Review: 'Animals out of Paper'

 

Here's a last minute recommendation for this weekend: If you have an open evening and want to see a bonafide candidate in the running for most audacious theater production of 2010, get yourself over to Butler for Bernardo Rey's production of Georg Buchner's "Woyzeck."

Rey, a visiting artist from Italy by way of Colombia, is a master mask designer. The entire cast is thus adorned with faces that run a gamut of grotesquerie. You can tell that the masks have, as masks often do, liberated these performers and raised their collective game.

But Rey has also reconfigured Butler's black box theater in an ingenious way that achieves, without being derivative, an impact reminiscent of Peter Brook's original production of "Marat/Sade."

Production values throughout are top notch.

I'll say no more, for now. Go and see this show for yourself.

Performances are April 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and April 17 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are just $10 and the running time is well under 90 minutes.

Seating is limited.

Call for 940-9247 for ticket information.

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