Wednesday, March 28, 2007

One Man Clapping

From Ambush magazine review by Patrick Shannon:

"The last play is one of my favorites to have been found among the trunk ruins of Mr. Williams' “lost and or hidden works.” This work, And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens, can become a campy, drag-show comedy unless just the right note of desperate loneliness and Williams-esque despair is struck.

That note was pretty well struck with this production; and Frederick Mead did a convincing job in the lead role as Candy Delaney, who does one of the gay world’s most convincing speeches about how tasteless and boring the world in general would be without artistic queens/queers and what has come to be known as “The Gay Sensibility.” Mr. Mead exuded a sense of world-weary sadness and isolation in his moving interpretation."

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