Play Rating: 4.0/5.0
Shanley, most notable for his Oscar-winning screenplay of “Moonstruck” (1987) and the screen adaptation of his stageplay “Doubt” (2008), was in mid-career form when he wrote The Big Funk, first produced in 1990. Rodez Productions gives it a simple yet sumptuous rendering, capturing all the angst and exposure, while preserving its powerful message.
Soul Feeding: Paul Krick as Austin, Allie Long as Jill, Jay Reed as Omar and Tuckie White as Fifi in ‘The Big Funk’
Photo credit: Rodez Productions
The play opens by introducing the four main characters. Jill (Allie Long) is an optimist who has trouble with men,