Director Christopher Basile has tackled the play as though he were staging an opera or a ballet, resulting in a riveting, visceral piece of theatre that will have you riding the edge of your chair. His six-member cast turns in some of the best ensemble work you’re likely to see all year, a half dozen finely crafted performances.As online guardians of the Monkey Wrench name, we remain honor-bound to remind you that performances of COCKROACH continue this weekend for the bargain-basement price of $21 for general admission, $11 for students. Tickets are available here, or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Jordan Young, of the endearingly awkwardly named LA/OC Arts Examiner, saw last weekend's performance of the U.S. Premiere of COCKROACH by Sam Holcroft, and was good enough to write up his thoughts on the play in pleasingly easy-to-quote form: