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Dueling Critics: The Overwhelming

In 1994, hundreds of thousands were slaughtered in the African nation of Rwanda. The eve of the genocide sets the scene for The Overwhelming, by American playwright J.T. Rogers. But when it comes to political drama, it's often a heavy-handed dose of politics and just a smattering of drama. Dueling Critics Jonathan Abarbanel and Kelly Kleiman have this review of Next Theatre Company's production of The Overwhelming.

Jonathan's Pick:
Red Noses at Strawdog Theatre Company

Music Button: Kronos Quartet, "Hold Me Neighbor In This Storm", from the CD Floodplain, (Nonesuch records)

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