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Strange Brew: ANTEBELLUM at Woolly Mammoth
Wed Apr 8 2009
featuring Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
 
As someone who’s spent long hours contemplating real-world parallels for movie plots—I Am Legend, say, as a metaphor for the war on terror—I’m surprised at my own surprise at the central conceit in Robert O’Hara’s Hollywood/Holocaust mashup, Antebellum. For the first hour or so, I must’ve looked as startled as the evening’s Southern belle does when she first hears a knock at her door.