(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/23.)

Discothèques make strange bedfellows. To confirm this dangerous fact of life, just boogie on down — and you must — to the glittery new dance palace at the Public Theater. There you’ll find yourself dancing hip by pelvis with one of the most notorious power couples of the 20th century.

I mean Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, the former president and first lady of the Philippines, who turn out to be a lot of fun if you just go with the sweaty flow. After all, who’s thinking about morality in politics when the music’s this loud and catchy? Be careful how close you get to them, though, or you might wake up to one hell of a morning after.


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