20 Feb '11, 10pm

CLOSER review, check it out here.

IT TAKES a hefty set of cojones for a theatre company to do a complete 180-degree turn at a time when one should be establishing a sense of identity. Still, Pangdemonium Productions comes out unscathed with Closer, a sophomore choice that is the complete opposite of the fun-filled, heart-warming fare that was The Full Monty. It is doubly hard, considering the heavily character-driven play will undoubtedly be compared to the 2004 movie adaptation with an all-star cast comprising Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen. (That was not the case when they staged The Full Monty, seeing as the movie's cast was still relatively anonymous at the time.) But distance yourself from Closer the movie and you will be rewarded with something richer and more nuanced. Patrick Marber's complex play about man-woman relationships involves a needy stripper Alice (Cynthia Lee Mac...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Arts/EDC110221-0000114/Julia-R...

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