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"Morticians in Love" fails to connect

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The audience loved the play!

I was genuinely startled by this review. When I saw Morticians in Love, the audience was engaged and laughed throughout the production. As another person commented, I saw it as a metaphor for how disconnected people have become through the virtual versus the real world. Mary Wallin's Lydia walked the thin line between awkwardness and ruthlessness with aplomb and Bryan Royston demonstrated extraordinary comedic skills as St. John. Reading the review, I wonder at the viewpoint that a play that promotes the Kathie Rasmussen's Women's Theatre mission would have to be only about women or women's issues rather than a strong play written by or directed by a woman. Like the rest of the audience, I applaud Mortician's in Love and look forward to seeing future projects by those involved with the production.

Karla S. Bryant 20 days ago

Did we see different plays????

I almost opted to skip last night's performance based on this review and am glad I got dragged out instead.

The play was definitely awkward, but at least to me it looked very much by design and the audience (myself included) loved it. The script was seemingly designed to portray characters who are not particularly skilled at social interaction and seeing these full grown adults act like the most awkward high schoolers having their first romantic interactions (with live people) was hilarious. The actor who played 'sinjohn?' had amazing comedic timing and I totally lost it when he wiped some sort of fluid he spilled on the sheet of one of the dead bodies!

Talking after the show with my friend we thought the message of the play seemed to center around the awkwardness of humanity and the way people have become so detached from one another through social media, and electronics. Yes, there is necrophilia, but the play could have just as easily shown the detachment all kinds of people have from society through addicition to video games, drugs, pornography... anything that keeps people from having meaningful connections with others....

Anyway highly entertaining show, and I thought the actors did a marvelous job with awkward characters that we typically don't see at the heart of plays. Unlike anything I've ever seen before, very refreshing.

Cliff Johnson 27 days ago

Definitely disagree

I definitely disagree with the author that this play lacked humor. I saw the play last week and laughed constantly, as did most of the audience that night. The actors did an excellent job of playing awkward individuals and there was plenty of sympathy to be had for the fabulous Limer. I would definitely recommend seeing this show despite the opinion expressed in this review.

Katie Brotherton 28 days ago

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