Caroline, Playhouse Theatre - ★★★★ - Until April 6, 2019


A young boy and his father trapped by their grief; a stepmother trapped in a society she does not understand; and Caroline, a poor, black maid trapped in a segregated 1963 Louisiana.  For all of them, the pain of the present is only made bearable by numbing oneself or retreating from life. And, the future is also uncertain and not easily embraced. Change and its inevitability offer their own unknown threats. We are a long way here from the comfortable dilemmas of traditional musical comedy. And there are no "happily ever afters" promised in this powerful theatrical experience...only a thoughtful message of tempered, realistic personal and social hope from a production that is well performed, well staged and well worth seeing.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Mon - Sat: 7:30 pm, Thu & Sat: 2:30 pm
Playhouse Theatre
Nearest tube: Charing Cross or Embankment
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