How theatre continues to fail America: BO-NITA is 85 minutes of inane inauthenticity

BO-NITA by Elizabeth Heffron at Portland Center Stage


The emperor has no clothes. Supremely, incomprehensibly awful. Baffled silence of the room says it all: Is this really the best PCS can do? Embarrassing profanity. Tacky, stereotypical underclass characters. Wildly implausible “story” far below audience’s intelligence, sophistication, wit. Norris, closer to 40 than 13, miscast.

See my review of BO-NITA’s Seattle Rep World Premiere for more detail.

Thru March 16