Monday, January 7, 2013

       RFK – A Portrait of Robert Kennedy
                Vintage Theatre: 1/4 - 1/27

                       James O'Hagan-Murphy
                              Photo credit: Christine Fisk

     Dear reader, please be aware that the following review is going to be one superlative after another. If I rave – and I will! – know that this is one of the most outstanding productions onstage in recent memory.

      James O’Hagan-Murphy is electrifying as Robert Kennedy! The son of a mother and father who are both Irish Catholics, this actor merges our memories of Robert Kennedy with his own remarkably similar physiology and temperament. His portrayal of this great man is indelibly powerful and richly human.

     Director Terry Dodd’s choice to cast O’Hagan-Murphy in this one-man show is impeccable. Since his forte is Americana, Dodd is really in his element and brings a deft directorial touch to the proceedings.

     This is a production that needs to be seen by everyone.   Superbly crafted, this evening of theatre is inspired and inspiring!

     The play is full of tidbits that fill in the back story of the Kennedy dynasty's tumultuous reign in this country with moments only a well researched play can provide.

                                          James O'Hagan Murphy
                                        Photo credit: Christine Fisk

      It's lucky for the patrons who get to be swept back into the  events of the 1960s in our country. 

     Luke Slotwinski’s sensitive lighting design illuminates David Lafont's and Terry Dodd’s well appointed set design superbly without ever calling attention to itself. Luke Terry’s sound design is the professional work Denver audiences have come to expect from him.

     For those of us who remember where we were when the tragic events of the 60s took place this play is richly moving. 

     For those students of American History and Political Science  who are being introduced to RFK and such names as Hoffa, McCarthy and J. Edgar Hoover, the show will fascinate.
                                             James O'Hagan Murphy
                                           Photo credit: Christine Fisk

   Riveting, absorbing and memorable, Vintage Theatre starts our year out with a luminous piece.  Marlowe's Musings

RFK – A Portrait of Robert Kennedy 
This one-man show focuses on the last four years of Robert Kennedy's life.
Jan 4 – 27
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.
$25 ($20 advance)
303-856-7830 or online at
NEW Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

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