Porn Yesterday

Naked ambitions on display at Teatro Dallas; Second Thought adopts troubled Orphans

Matthew Rush isn't so impressive  

after all.
Dean Keefer
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive after all.
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive  

after all.
Dean Keefer
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive after all.
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive  

after all.
Dean Keefer
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive after all.
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive  

after all.
Dean Keefer
Matthew Rush isn't so impressive after all.

Directed by Nick Orand, Orphans is a tough little play that hits right in the solar plexus. The staging in Frank's Place has a haphazard rhythm, not helped by the bits-and-pieces set that gives the production a cheap student workshop look. The actors, however, have a tight grasp on the bleak material, and they're not afraid to give over to the violence and to the deep emotions their parts call for. Schraeder is especially touching in the final scene as he watches his dream of a father and a secure life slip away. Orphansleaves the audience upset and sad, but also eager to see the next thing these gifted young actors come up with.

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