50 words: THE SUBMISSION by Jeff Talbott at defunkt theatre

Awkward profanity renders characters less real. Plenty of self-dramatizing huffing and puffing as straw men of racial and sexual outrage wearily set up, but central character’s clueless insensitivity implausible. Ample melodramatic shouting. Too much inside baseball (theatre). Despite material, Matthew Dieckman and Andrea White are fabulous in defunkt’s small space.

2-stars

Thru November 16