enterprise with contemporary characters and scenes
from an active memory bank? Why use actualities,
or the manufactured actualities of our television
setting and costume, a viewer's grasp of events may
not match the fabric being woven onstage. What the
creators intend to be profundity may strike the knowing
James Maddalena, who has now sung this role in hundreds of performances, is an amazing actor, who brings off those jowl-shaking absurdities quite brilliantly.