By Andrew Andrews
Abdication! reminded me a lot of those old stop-action animated Christmas
Intermixing low-res 4:3 video on a big ol’ tube television with alternating vignettes on an otherwise empty stage, the perfectly-cast actors (under the direction of Lucia Bellini) had the whole audience cracking up, myself included.
Currently part of Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival, not only do I hope Abdication! reappears with a run of its own, I’d love to see it expand into an ongoing series, perhaps with a different theme each month, but always hearkening back to the days of analog television comedy variety shows.
Andrew Andrews attended Abdication! at Theater for the New City Johnson Theater in Manhattan on Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 6:30pm to write this review.