A New York Times theater critic peeps skin, among other things, at the Live Arts Festival, which wrapped on Sunday.
Self-indulgence of a rather livelier, albeit self-destructive kind was a definite problem for the characters in “27,” from the Philadelphia company New Paradise Laboratories. This stylish-looking production imagines the afterlives of the famous rock figures who died at the age given in the title, the victims of booze, drugs and the pressures of celebrity. With the exception of Jimi Hendrix they are pretty much all here: Janis Joplin (Allison Caw), Amy Winehouse (Julia Frey), Jim Morrison (Kevin Meehan) and Kurt Cobain (Matteo Scammell).
Original source: The New York Times
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