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October 4, 2005

Well-made Play

Does anyone else think this is a well-made play? It certainly has lots of twists and turns. We don't know what really happened to give Claire amnesia, we don't know if Richard is the real "bad guy" or if the Limping Man is (although he is very obviously a shady character!) Millet is a crazy guy who went to jail because he got caught for someone else's crimes. Suddenly the cop turns out to be an accomplice. But, in the end the truth comes out and the conflicts are all resolved. We know the Limping man is not her brother, we know Richard really is good, we know how Claire got amnesia and we know who stole the ring that landed Millet in jail. And it certainly is funny.

Although, the ending is a bit sad because you are left knowing that Richard and Kenny are probably going to have to explain everything to Claire again tomorrow. Does the lack of a perfect ending not make it a well-made play?

Posted by LorinSchumacher at October 4, 2005 8:53 PM


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