UNDER THE WHALEBACK (Wilma): Grumpy Professor Review

whaleback-review-grumpyUNDER THE WHALEBACK, a tale of the sea taking place on a fishing ship, will upset audiences at the Wilma Theater until April 7. As she is wont to do, Blanka Zizka has presented the most horrendous and gory play of this season. Whenever she has a chance, she will never hesitate to make her plays shocking, gross, and unpleasant as possible. I have seen plays in Prague, and it it seems that the Czechs hate to make any play enjoyable. and Blanka is a real Czech! In his review in the Inquirer, Jim Rutter, was so busy praising the play he did not tell you of the vengeful young man who hides automatic nail hammers in the ship’s under deck bunks and then gets an old fisherman to close his eyes and put his hands on the table. Then staples the hands to the table in a most horrific way. As the actor screamed for 15 minutes, the audience was in shock and it was time for me to leave. Any civilized human being should not want to see this hateful play. March 6 to April 7, 2013, wilmatheater.org.

4 Replies to “UNDER THE WHALEBACK (Wilma): Grumpy Professor Review”
  1. Sorry if you’re a little squeamish Doc, but this was an exceptional production, filled with extraordinary performances. Now the play may be somewhat flawed, but only the most provincial audience member could have walked away with the lack of insight you’ve chosen to demonstrate. Perhaps sir, you should remain in the world of non-professional productions of Broadway musicals. Although, and I truly mean this with all due respect… I’m not sure you should be allowed in any theatre anywhere without a paid ticket. I do however, fully and forever support your right to post your “reviews” and continue to remove any remaining doubts in regard to your ignorance.

  2. First off: Spoiler alert. Readers deserve better than have one of the most suspenseful parts of the play spoiled.

    Second, do you even go to Philly theatre? If hands nailed to a table (with minimal blood) is walk-out-of-the-theatre gory to you, then you clearly need to see more theatre.

    I mean, that’s probably true in general.

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