Lorne Michaels could take a lesson from Princeton University's Triangle Club. The long-time producer of Saturday Night Live is responsible, like the directors of The Triangle Club, for presenting a series of sketches and musical numbers, but unlike Saturday Night Live, which has had its ups and downs in quality over the years, Triangle Club's revues have remained consistently fresh and strong. For Love or Funny, the fall revue, was presented this past weekend at McCarter Theatre. The audience on Friday night (the show was repeated Saturday and Sunday) drew heavily on the Saturday Princeton-Yale game, with many alums in the audience, as well as students cheering on their classmates.
"Big Love," Big Fun and Some Big Ideas too at Berlind Theatre In Athletic Blend of Greek Classic and Modern Sexual Politics
It's campy. It's classical firmly based on Aeschylus's The Suppliant Women. It's contemporary the men may be a traditional lot, but the three female protagonists are as up-to-date as current events in sexual politics or the National Enquirer. It's a stunning spectacle full of the most eclectic music and some of the most athletic acting imaginable. And from start to finish it's packed with fun, surprises and high-level entertainment.