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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Our Divine Mr Brooks

Screenplay written by and starring Scott Brooks, Directed by Jenny Greeman, with Heather Dilly,Diana Delacruz,Jonathan Sale and Kristofer Aigner

Mid-town International Theater Festival
Workshop Main Stage Theater
312 W 36th Street

Scott Brooks has been "banging his head" against the stonewall of success for as long as I've known him. In his latest stage effort his considerable story telling talent and his knack for crisp, witty, dialogue have combined to bring us this acerbic tale of faith, faithlessness, disappointment and the cold hard facts of life. And he can act! Wow, can he act! This is a must-see for people who enjoy watching people living their dreams.

Diana De La Cruz is wonderful, as are Heather Dilly and Jonathan Sale. Jenny Greeman's direction is superb.

The script leaps off the stage; brought to heart-wrenching life by some wonderful actors. The black box quality of the Main Stage actually enhances the experience, the minimalism of the set shadows the essential-ism of the text. Nothing is superfluous, or fluff, and every note rings with scathing truth. Masterfully done. Kudos, kudos, kudos. They say good theater compresses time…this did not feel like 90 mins. Scott: Man you hit one out of the park!

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