Light Shining on Buckinghamshire: Pics, Review

To director Rachel Chavkin, her revival of Caryl Churchill’s early play about the English Civil War is a well-timed political work about a failed revolution, whose characters may inspire American theatergoers who see themselves as members of a modern-day Resistance.   I suspect many audience members at New York Theatre Workshop, though, will offer some resistance to Light Shining in Buckinghamshireitself.

Six actors portray some two dozen characters in more than 20 scenes over two hours and 45 minutes intended to give a sense of the chaos, fervor, hope and upheaval in England from roughly 1640 to 1660.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

Click on any photograph by Joan Marcus to see it enlarged.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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