The Living Theatre Criticism: Mysteries And Smaller Pieces - Essay

Criticism: Mysteries And Smaller Pieces

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Siegal, Nina. “Living Resurrection.” Theater 25, no. 2 (1994): 107–09.

[In the following review, Siegal argues The Living Theatre's revival of Mysteries and Smaller Pieces revealed the work to be outdated and the company to be over serious and focused only on political generalizations.]

It took a minute to conquer flashbacks—group hugs, spirituality circles and sweat lodges—before I could relinquish my stalwart independence and cooperate with the chant/harmony circle staged by the Living Theater Company. After that minute, separatist skepticism gave way to the soothing effect of 30 voices rising and falling in unison. It had been a long week...

(The entire section is 1367 words.)