A nice piece today on Addison’s Cato. John quite rightly says that “it’s not an outstanding piece of theater.” In Founding Father I was less kind: “smooth as a board, and just as stiff.”
And yet perhaps we are too harsh. When my production team staged a scene of Cato for “Rediscovering George Washington,
our PBS documentary on GW, I found it surprisingly effective. I imagine the love subplot would stink, whikle the political main plot might play well. There is an African villain who is a kind of doubltetalking Ward Churchill.