Review: The Feast: Not a Lot of Food but Plenty of Voices
The Feast: Not a Lot of Food, but Plenty of Voices
by Erica Moffett (first published at www.womanaroundtown.com on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015)
The great “man versus…” conflicts in literature have been: man versus man; man versus nature; man versus society; and, man versus self. Now, with the World Premiere of Cory Finley’s The Feast at the Flea Theater (directed by Courtney Ulrich), we can add another one to the list: man versus toilet. Man versus toilet? Really? How does this add anything to the great “man versus…” conflict discussion?
Well for one, it allows for comedy, that great breaker of categories. Not that this one lacks for drama either, but it’s drama couched against an increasingly absurd reality taking place within Matt (Ivan Dolido) and Anna’s (Marlowe Holden) apartment. Or rather, in their toilet. This allows for some very funny moments, starting with Matt, a painter (of art, not houses) who is bothered enough by the noises he is hearing in his toilet to complain to his very corporate girlfriend Anna, but not bothered enough to call the plumber to come fix them.
1.Ivan Dolido, Marlowe Holden
2. and 3. Ivan Dolido