Review: 'Animals out of Paper'


Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN

3 stars

Theatre on the Square: Main Stage. It's an elaborate party

game: the performers (three men, three women) reel off a "play" – a

sketch, really – for each of the last 30 years in whatever order the

audience calls for. The result is a laugh-filled kaleidoscope of pop culture

since 1980, from Baby Jessica to Monica and beyond. The performers make up in

energy and good humor what they lack in range. A majority of pieces steer clear

of politics; Reagan, teflon

as always, manages never to make an appearance.

Friday, Aug. 27, 10:30 p.m.; Saturday,

Aug. 28, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m.

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