Monday, June 28, 2010

Chicago Stage Review review of Cherrywood

Venus Zarris is getting more credit in this town. I, for one, think she has a really keen eye and her website is one of the best for theater in the city if not the universe.
So naturally, I was a little confused by her take on David Cromer's imaginative and transcendent version of the Rude Mechanicals play "Cherrywood: a play by David Cromer".
Cherrywood has changed the way Americans see theater and soon, with the world on our heels, we will control and dominate everything that theater has to offer anyone, such as I dominate ants when I am outside.
Ms. Zarris has lines in her review such as:
"It is preposterous to expect the audience to connect with Cherrywood’s ludicrous contrivances."
Well, that may be true, and nobody seems to be arguing that point. But what I'm not hearing from Venus is about how fucking totally rad werewolves are.
Have you ever SEEN a werewolf, Venus? Clearly you haven't, because if you had, you wouldn't be so worried about things making sense all the time. Werewolves bring milk to parties and bang all the good looking chicks and they go to the best parties and WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING ME ON THIS!!?
Werewolves are cool and I will accept nothing less than a different review just about werewolves and how they are awesome and maybe an apology letter to David Cromer, even though he probably won't read it because now he is in New York directing Phylicia Rashad and Rutger Hauer in "Arsenic and Old Lace" or whatever play he wants to turn into the number one summer jam play in New York.
I think your review might have some good stuff to say in it, but I can't help but wonder, what if you had seen it with a chinese menu in your hand.

Venus Zarris' review of Cherrywood

-Anderson Lawfer, Eric Roach

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