BY THE BOG OF CATS at Theatre Banshee

Photo by Moses Umbeke

Terry Morgan – LAist

Audience identification is an interesting phenomenon. It’s the fact that audiences will have sympathy for a possibly repellent character simply because he or she is the protagonist in a story—perhaps it’s an artistic variant of Stockholm Syndrome? This explains the continual fascination with characters such as Richard III, Sweeney Todd and Medea. Speaking of the woman who never won the mother of the year award, Marina Carr’s By The Bog of Cats is loosely inspired by the old Euripides play.

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