Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Slow-Going for Donogoo

Ross Bickell, George Morfogen, James Riordan and Mitch Greenberg in Donogoo.
The Mint Theater strays from its usual diet of American, British and Irish drama with a French curiosity from 1930 called Donogoo, about a South American land scheme.

But comedy doesn't always translate well, whether from a foreign language or a historical period. Although the first act is mostly setup and the post-intermission payoff amuses, this production, which I reviewed for Time Out New York, isn't sturdy enough to turn decent satire into trenchant theater.