The year's best and worst in theater
Herewith, one critic?s delights and nightmares, with no apologies to those who think one must be charitable at this time of the year. The Tiger Lillies at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
The year?s best productions
By Ralph Hammann
7. ?The Tiger Lillies,? Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art ?
Strictly speaking, it may be a cabaret, but it was more theatrically
electrifying than much else. Unique, disturbing, hysterical and weirdly
touching in unexpected places, it was material such as Kurt Weill might
write if he were crossed with Edward Gorey and the Marquis de Sade. And
the deeply idiosyncratic performances might have come out of an insane
asylum for the criminally gifted.