Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Public Servant

I'm pretty sure the audience was mostly filled with public servants, and I recognized a few co-workers on my way into the Berkeley Street theatre.

I settled into my seat anticipating satire. A young idealist signs up for a career and hopes to make a difference in public service. We watch her first day on the job, and subsequent years, as she pours energy into a project that go nowhere, producing a report destined for the shredder, and culminating with an invitation to apply for her own job.

Depressing. I'd read a review so I knew what I was in for, but didn't expect to feel such futility when I walked out of the theatre. 

Pretty bleak stuff, well executed.

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