Monday, September 16, 2013

Critics praise Department of Common Sense

Sophia Smart (Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons) warns persnickety bureaucrat Richard Clod (Rob McIntyre)
that she'll be keeping an eye on him.

During the 2013 Atlantic Fringe Festival, Department of Common Sense achieved box-office success but also earned praise from theatre reviewers.

Stephen Cooke writes in his review in The Chronicle Herald that Department of Common Sense:
"mixes a vintage screwball comedy flavour with a knowing nod to modern politics, and its characters are sharply drawn, especially the female leads who exude confidence, and pride in their ability to get around their so-called superiors."
Kate Watson of The Coast writes:
"There is comedy gold to mine from the workings of government, and playwright Ryan Van Horne has posted a surplus with this show."
Department of Common Sense earned 3.5 stars out of 5 from theatre critic Amanda Campbell on her blog, The Way I See It Theatre. Campbell writes:

"Department of Common Sense is an amusing piece of theatre that pokes fun at the ridiculous situations in office and political bureaucracies that a great many of us can ardently relate to."

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