Don in Rapture, Blister, Burn, 2017

by Gina Gionfriddo

Directed by Joye Cook-Levy

MAY 18 – JUNE 4, 2017

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Alissa Smith, Colorado Springs Independent:

Radcliffe, sauntering around the stage with a beer in his hand, plays the loser husband convincingly, but with a sort of self-aware tenderness that helps avoid turning the character of Don into caricature of that trope.

Bill Wheeler, Theater Colorado:

If there’s any flaw in this story, it’s Don, the only male character.  He’s a hapless, porn addicted boozing slacker.  Matt Radcliffe is unapologetic  and marvelous in the role, but Don is a pathetic representative of his gender.  Radcliffe takes one for the team here, making the female characters look sharper, smarter, and more appealing in comparison.  He slouches and charms his way through his role, creating a lovable but pathetic foil for the women of Rapture, Blister, Burn.

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