Review: 'Animals out of Paper'


Judith E.; Los


2 stars


Arena: 721 Mass Ave. Loud,

brassy and more attentive to stuff like blocking and sound design than your

average Fringe monologuist, Judith E. certainly sells

her piece about coming to terms with menopause. But "The Menopause

Crack-Up" is most likely to resonate with those going through the same

process. Judith spends a significant amount of time on medical intricacies,

including a lecture arguing for the use of natural instead of synthetic

hormones. Other material receives more compelling treatment, including a

vibrant scene about her coming of age in New York City, going out with boys

while under the too-close watch of a hysterical grandmother.

Thursday, Aug.

26, 6 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday,

Aug. 29, 3 p.m.

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