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Rough Crossing

ENID SPITZ
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays through May 26., Thursday May 09 | $18-$26.
Venetian Theatre
253 E Main St., Hillsboro
 
A chandelier swings precariously over a Russian diva and stuttering songwriter in Rough Crossing, which is set on an ocean liner and examines the perils of both theatrical collaboration and cruise ships. In Tom Stoppard’s metafictional comedy, renowned playwrights Sandor Turai (Adam Syron) and Alex Gal (Norman Wilson) must reunite unfaithful actress Natasha Navratalova (Megan Carver) with her musical genius fiance in order to land a theatrical success. The six-character cast lacks nothing in melodrama or gags; Navratalova threatens suicide with a fish knife. But the theatrical iceberg is the faulty script. "Predictable from top to bottom," Turai laments. Unfortunately, it's also true of Bag & Baggage's production. It's a rough crossing through the play, which fails to make headway despite a talented cast carried by Ian Armstrong's bumbling Russian valet, Dvornichek. He perpetually drinks the cognac Turai commands, yet is the only sure-footed soul when the ship rocks. Armstrong brings spirit and strength to the slapstick comedy, but it still crawls glacially along to its predictably happy ending.

Where: Venetian Theatre
Phone: 693-3953
Address: 253 E Main St., Hillsboro
Website: https://app.ticketturtle.com/index.php?show=26990

 
 

Venetian Theatre

253 E Main St., Hillsboro
Hillsboro, Ore.
 
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