Here’s a late breaking review of the Chicago production of Final Battle for Love by Chicago-based performer and writer Aaron Hunt. Hunt goes into the history of Thompson Street Opera and has many positive things to say about the cast along with a lengthy discussion of FBL itself, so I encourage you absorb the whole piece. But here’s one of my favorite parts,
“I was lovely-mangled by the curtain call. I’d laughed. I’d been embarrassed. I was breathless. I gasped. I bopped to the beat, and marveled at the singing. Everyone should see this enigmatic piece, and everyone should see Thompson Street Opera giving it”
I’m so glad to hear it, and I couldn’t agree more! Also, “lovely-mangled” is my new favorite phrase.