Rich Hill

(Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, 2014)

with Robb Stey and Mike Lavoie, MARC Theatre, 1/23/14


rich hill

Just a stone-cold bummer for the sake of it.  Rich Hill shows us the lives of three struggling families in a small Missouri town – lives full of frustration, deprivation, and heartache.  This is all very noble – if we choose not to see it as voyeuristic – but it doesn’t teach us anything new, and it’s hard to see what the point is supposed to be.  Sure, we can spend an hour or two feeling sorry for those less fortunate than we are, but how are we changed at the end of it?  Why are we watching these people?  Is it just so we can congratulate ourselves on our empathy?  If so, is that noble?  Or just a little bit sleazy?

Published in: on January 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

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