Tim Mooney, Arlington Hts., IL
Marian Underground: 317 New Jersey. Tim Mooney has memorized
40-plus Shakespeare soliloquies and sonnets with a promise to perform a
surprise mix every show according to the whims of his spinning bingo cage. Even
delivered out of context, the speeches of Richard III, King Lear and
lesser-known Timon still stir our admiration for how
the Bard's words jump and play. Unfortunately, Mooney is too steadily playful.
His thin voice dips and rises and his hands fly, as if punctuating syllables
hard will translate Elizabethan phrasing better and faster. Lot o' Shakespeare
would be better if we got less and felt more.
Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:00 p.m.; Saturday,
Aug. 28, 3 p.m.
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