Freshers’ Plays 2011: Boston Marriage
In a case where love triangles simply aren’t complicated enough, ‘Boston Marriage’ by David Mamet tells the tale of two former lovers – Anna (Edie Deffebach) and Claire (Emily Dixon) […]
The plot races along at the speed of sound, playing with a bizarre amalgamation of Victorian dialogue and modern vernacular. For what must have been an exhausting tongue-twister of a performance, the energy was kept high throughout. However, sloth-brained as I am, the production could have benefitted from more changes of pace, as I found myself sometimes losing entire sentences to the racy metre. This also affected some of the Victorian/modern language crossover jokes, whose necessary pace was occasionally swamped.
Although, let’s be honest, we saw that muff joke coming a mile off…
Written by Joseph Cunningham, standing-room-only writer
Interesting Fact: The play derives its name from a term coined during the Victorian Era to describe two women living together independent from male support. Often, but not always, this hinted at a sexual relationship as well.