Diversionary Theatre currently presents a fine production of British playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 2008 work, “The Pride.” The primary reason to see the play before it closes May 6 is to catch some of the city’s finest actors − Francis Gercke, Jessica John and Brian Mackey − on the same stage, sensitively directed by Glenn Paris.
The play presents characters – Philip, Sylvia and Oliver, respectively – in two eras, 1958 and 2008, which alternate scenes throughout the play. One would think that sexual attitudes might change over 50 years. Indeed, that hope is expressed; however, these are people of a country and a class accustomed to hiding sexual feelings and liaisons under layers of decency and decorum.
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