From Stephen Holden’s NY Times Review, January 24, 1985
David Livingstone (Kevin O’Connor), a nincompoop ambassador in the unnamed country where the play is set, is the main character, and Thrombo is his feared personal God – the god of heart attacks. In a land of starvation, Mr. Livingstone blithely rationalizes conditions by explaining, ”Starvation is nature’s way of shuffling the hearty eaters out of the pack; the answer is little people – pygmies.” Meanwhile his wife, Isadora Duncan (Angela Pietropinto) promotes social betterment through her bridge club while dreaming of being discovered by Hollywood. Ruling a country in which the poor are referred to as ”pimples” is a crazy, despotic prime minister named Louis Quatorze.
|Stage Manager||Leila Boyd|
|Set Designer||Jane Clark|
|Costume Designer||Gene Lakin|
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