Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Byzantine Vibe: Politics in Space
"Politics in Space" sounds like a weird interplanetary march conducted by opera-singing aliens -high praise, by the way. Stripped down, it's just a smart young woman and her equally smart male partner wondering whether there's any possibility of political action available to her generation, or if all public spirit has been exhausted during the grim slide of recent history. Which is, in its way, just as complicated as a big arrangement. Miller-Heidke even throws in a bit of opera to keep you on your toes, so watch out, kids, suggests reviewer Tris McCall.