City Lights takes on seductive power of political life

    Aphrodisiac is competently acted, with an outstanding performance by Amanda Folena as a sympathetic Monica Lewinsky.

    City Lights Theater Company
    George Psarras and Kate McGrath in Aphrodisiac. (Photo: Kit Wilder)
    In Review

    Aphrodisiac

    3 out of 5 stars
    3 out of 5 stars - 'Worth a Look'
    City Lights Theater Company
    Directed by Lisa Mallette
    Through Feb. 19, 2012
    By Rob Handel
    cltc.org
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    City Lights Theater Company
    George Psarras and Kate McGrath in Aphrodisiac. (Photo: Kit Wilder)

    Aphrodisiac: City Lights Theater Company

    An interesting take on the seductive power of political life in our nation’s capital, told from the point of view of the adult children of a philandering congressman suspected in the disappearance of a young intern. Competently acted, with an outstanding performance by Amanda Folena as a sympathetic Monica Lewinsky. Mixing fact and fiction, its unusual and not altogether successful narrative structure prevents this from being anywhere near as funny or poignant as it should have been. Three Stars.

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