(Ken Jaworowski's review appeared in The New York Times, 3/5.)

Random Acts of Comedy, Women Only

Those who would see “The Wonder” and focus on its flaws are the same type of killjoys who would eat ice cream then whine about the calories. While they’re certainly free to grumble, they’re also spoiling a treat.

“The Wonder,” written by Susanna Centlivre and first produced in 1714, is staged here by the Queen’s Company, an all-female classical troupe. All roles, men’s included, are played by women, and it’s a testament to the ensemble’s talents that the approach feels more like a smart move than an insincere stunt. Such casting adds zest to this already funny farce.


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