But one difference is that Wagner’s material achieves a universality despite the specificity of her characters, while Flacks has created a show that will probably resonate more strongly with lesbian audiences than with the general public. Whether this is by design or as a result of writing that needs to stretch further is hard to say.Flacks would do well to take her characters beyond the superficially quirky and the expected. Her acting skills are too extraordinary to be held down by a less than perfect text.
Opened, reviewed Nov. 29, 1997, at Buddies in Bad Times Theater; 200 seats; C$20 ($14) top.
TORONTO A Mything Prods., Nightwood Theater and Buddies in Bad Times presentation of a play in one act written and performed by Diane Flacks. Directed by Alisa Palmer. Set, Vikki Anderson;
lighting, Lesley Wilkinson; sound, Cathy Nosaty. Running time: 1 HOUR, 20 MIN.
performed by Diane Flacks