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Buckle up if you’re attending the world premiere run of Overactive Letdown at Theatre Lab as a new mother spirals out of control in a harrowing descent into madness. Crumbling under the post-partum pressures of caring for an infant, aggravated by today’s tsunami of parenting dictates, our heroine Christine’s considerable intelligence, humor and charm evaporate.
With humor, poignancy and insight, Dietz portrays just such a patchwork invisible to its residents in his new play This Random World at Theatre Lab, the professional resident company at Florida Atlantic University.
What is endlessly worth examining and celebrating is how human beings cope with tragedy and what that says about who we are, what we are capable of and some insightful guidance on how our souls can survive as well as our bodies. These are among the themes of Tsunami, the world premiere by Nilo Cruz and Michiko Kitayama Skinner, a moving work of glorious theatricality t.
As far as large-scale Broadway musicals, Ragtime stands as Actors’ finest mainstream work ever, as accessible and satisfying as it is passionate and thoughtful. Anyone who cares about musical theater, or theater in general, should make a special effort to see this production.