at the Traverse Theatre, Saturday 9th August 2014
It feels odd to say of an oft-described “experimental” theatre-maker, but Men In The Cities is perhaps the most novelistic and literary piece of theatre I’ve seen this year. In the same vein as Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother or Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections, Goode’s monologue follows the lives of a number of people – specifically men in this case – over the course of the same period of time. We catch glimpses of lives, snatches of personality. Masculinity undergoing crisis, and masculinity undergoing breakthrough.
Rehan, Rawalpindi, Jeff, Tom, Graham, Toby, Ben, Matthew, Rufus, Dale, Brian. Continue reading “Men in the Cities” by Chris Goode