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A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While

A Bread Factory, Part Two

Directed by Patrick Wang
United States, 2018


At The Bread Factory, they rehearse the Greek play, Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford, if it is even really Checkford any longer.

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A Bread Factory, Part Two: Walk with Me a While Directed by Patrick Wang
Wang finds room for loving, faintly Guffman-esque character sketches (a local actor and critic have feuded for 50 years over a bad review); testimonials to the power of mentorship for preserving continuity; and a most daring gambit in part two in which performance spills over into everyday life as banal encounters take the form of tap routines and choral interludes.
November 02, 2018
A tale of characters, dozens of them, all of whom have their passions and quirks and express themselves vigorously in sharp, insightful dialogue—reverberant aphorisms, dialectical clashes, and florid arias, which are composed by Wang.
October 24, 2018
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The most surprising and challenging thing about Part Two is how it takes one of the central ideas from Part One—art’s ability help us understand and express ourselves in everyday life—and externalizes it, so that creativity that might otherwise have been confined to the stages of the arts centers erupts into the world outside.
October 01, 2018
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