Theater Review – February 20, 2017
DISAPPOINTING STAGING AND WEAK ACTING MAR “BROKE-OLOGY”
Black Theatre Troupe, Helen K. Mason Performing Arts Center
After years of mediocre theater, a new home stimulated Black Theatre Troupe to improve some of its productions. But not everything BTT does is artfully produced as is the case with “Broke-ology,” the current play.
On the surface, “Broke-ology,” defined in the show’s press release as “being broke and staying alive despite your brokenness,” sounds fascinating. The probing 2009 Nathan Louis Jackson play debuted at Lincoln Center but Anthony Runfola’s meandering local staging never catches fire. The ploddingly directed production drags …