Wig Out!

  • Date:
    September 1, 2008

    What the press had to say.....

    "New play by the astonishing young dramatist Tarell Alvin McCraney..., Gutsy, pulsing portrait of uptown drag queens and the men who love them"
    Ben Brantley
    New York Times

    "But all the glitter and even fine acting can't hide the bald patches and dramatic sketchiness. McCraney's play is a stock backstage soap opera"
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Not much of a play, frankly, but certainly one fabulous show, thanks to fierce performances and director Tina Landau's extremely stylish staging."
    Michael Sommers

    "McCraney's storytelling fails to match the sheer spectacle of the climactic ball. The characters are stereotypes, and McCraney gives each a brief monologue to explain his fascination with the world of cross-dressing, but the playwright fails to go beyond clich�s and further into his characters' motivations.
    David Sheward
    Back Stage

    "Wig Out!" is a fierce drag show, but it's wobbly theater." & "Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and director Tina Landau don't give the spectacle a coherent story, the cast of dressed-up divas has no place to go.
    Mark Blankenship