LETTER TO THE EDITOR - DANCING LESSONS
By George Fontana
December 25, 2017
Letter to the Editor
The Red Barn Theatre’s current production of “Dancing Lessons” starring Carolyn Cooper and Dave Bootle is a must see event. Under Joy Hawkins flawless direction, two oddball characters, Senga (Cooper) a dancer sidelined by a leg injury and Ever (Bootle) a high functioning autistic academic, perform a mesmerizing onstage dance both painful and amusing to behold.
Dave Bootle washed ashore just a few years back as an already accomplished cabaret entertainer. Since then he has honed his acting chops. His solid performance in “Dancing Lessons” is nuanced and gripping. Cooper’s cover of Senga – cynical, defensive and ultimately vulnerable – is equally riveting. Thoughtful, provocative and entertaining theater, Red Barn has a winner with “Dancing Lessons”.