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Danny and The Deep Blue Sea

ensemble theatre · no company · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer August 04, 2019
tagged as: John Patrick Shanley · hope · Horror · shame · guilt · woman · man · people · Love · drama
Contrary to all sorts of "common sense" you can quite practically put all sorts of spectacle onto the live stage. Sea battles, exorcisms, poisonings, gunshots, sword fights, etc. If you have the budget, dragons and falling chandeliers are not out of the question. But who cares without the human connection, the power of the human soul coming to terms with itself via contact with another human soul? Movies and video games cannot help but eclipse live theatre for spectacle. It can almost never approach the power of an actual human presence. Such is the power of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and brought out so vividly in the production starring Martha Prosper and Rob Smith. It starts in a bar and ends in a bed. ... full review