Gerds reviews ‘The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway’
The UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program enters the second half of the two-week run of the world-premiere play “The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway” with shows at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday through Saturday (April 30-May 2). Critic-at-large Warren Gerds reviewed an opening-weekend performance and allowed that the newly finished comedy/drama by New York playwright Peter Ullian “seems to have an inexhaustible supply of surprises over its two hours and 40 minutes. You can’t nod off because some new twist, albeit weird, is about to happen. It could be about bear meat stew, sexual proclivities, the worth/unworth of Taylor Swift, the undead, spontaneous poetry or making an iPhone-driven movie with a nonexistent budget with an impromptu script and lots and lots and lots of nude scenes and varietal sex. So much of ‘The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway’ is a crock, and that’s what makes it fun…” Gerds praises the student cast members, “who do a phenomenal job of creating their individual characters and fleshing them out. Each character comes with a distinct identity that’s sometimes over the top, sometimes off the wall and always figured out.” Read the full review.