Bitingly clever, seriously funny, and intriguing from start to finish
Regional Reviews: Philadelphia
Review by Rebecca Rendell
Anita Holland, Amanda Schoonover,
Frank Nardi, Jr., and Bi Jean Ngo
Photo courtesy of Theatre Exile
Bitingly clever, seriously funny, and intriguing from start to finish, Jacqueline Goldfinger’s dark comedy Babel is exactly the sort of well-executed science fiction theater that can change your perspective forever. Goldfinger is a Philadelphia native and she has found an ideal platform for her world premiere with director Deborah Block in the city’s Theatre Exile. The four-person ensemble is remarkable, taking on complex roles with compelling authenticity. Babel may be set in the future, but the questions it asks about friendship, love, control and sacrifice are alarmingly relevant right now.