Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Closer: A play not for every taste

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“Closer,” by British playwright Patrick Marber, now staged by Sacramento’s Big Idea Theater, is a dark comedy. It’s all about two men and two women whose selfish needs transcend love of others, or each other. They quickly tire of lovers or mates, whom they dump for others as if they were trading in used cars. True, quite a few people are like this, but not everyone will find this play enjoyable or edifying. Still, much of it is well done and can be enjoyable if the cynicism doesn’t get you down.

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