(Michael Billington’s article appeared 9/3 in the Guardian.)
It was Bruce Norris's The Pain and the Itch that three years ago signalled Dominic Cooke's intention to use the Court's stage to question bourgeois values. Now he brings us an even more lethal satire from Norris that confronts the intersection between property and race. The result is a troublingly funny play which argues, however much America has changed over the past 50 years, rooted prejudices remain intact.
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