The election lights on “Diplomats”

Review by Ashley Khan

19905085_1394957060554209_4575018749620549295_n

The Diplomats plays for the realism we experience … today.

Two days before election night, three friends gather for a reunion; A reunion hypothesized to be joyous. At first, best friends, Annie and Carlos, having a deep conversation, when out of the blue, arrives Gary, who was once the friend of both – now disliked by Annie – comes to join. Gary’s presence turn jocularity into tension and substantively … battle.

Battle over two people NOT at the reunion … the candidates for the presidency. Friendships, yes, like politics, make strange bedfellows.

Ricki Lynee who plays Annie with great passion, evoking fierceness from her bag of suasion. Carlos Ángulo – as Carlos – offered up great energy. His interpretation of a gay man today was powerful and authentic. Chris Callahan as the interloping Gary caught particular attention. His characterization was outstanding, provoking laughter from movement alone and peppering that with superb delivery.

The ensemble was top-notch and did just to nelson Diaz-Marcano’s clever and memorable. The prose offered moments that could be classified as magnificent.

Diplomats is part of the Fresh Fruit Festival, running through July 23.

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s