Channeling Watergate whistleblower Martha ”Mouth of the South” Mitchell, stage vet Judith Ivey hams handily, often poignantly, as the boozy spouse of Attorney General John Mitchell — the lady who proved old-fashioned, all-American gossip and eavesdropping could over-match electronic paranoia and Nixonian black-bag bullying. Ivey pinballs Mitchell’s clanging-brass complexities — her prom-queen conservatism versus her ornery, instinctual libertarianism — off every corner of the crumbling bedroom set. Too bad, then, that John Jeter’s script resists pitting Mitchell’s waning illusions against true darkness, taking more interest in the larger-than-life than the lifelike. The resultant cuh-luh-ful quality, against a backdrop of grainy newsreels, makes Dirty Tricks feel a bit like drag night with the Capitol Steps.
Dirty Tricks Channeling Watergate whistleblower Martha ''Mouth of the South'' Mitchell, stage vet Judith Ivey hams handily, often poignantly, as the boozy spouse...Dirty TricksJohn Jeter Channeling Watergate whistleblower Martha ''Mouth of the South'' Mitchell, stage vet Judith Ivey hams handily, often poignantly, as the boozy spouse...2004-10-29
Starring: Judith Ivey; Author: John Jeter; Opening Date: 10/20/2004
Posted October 29 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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