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IvankaPlay (Snowy Owl)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

Much ink has been spilled about Ivanka Trump and her role in the endlessly horrifying prestige drama of the Trump administration. This sharp, thoughtful essaying of the self-professed First Daughter produces a picture of someone both revolting and endearing, with a sincere desire to do some good with her position, but a warped conception of what “good” actually entails. Actor McLean Peterson brings a skilful, brittle subtlety to Ivanka, exploring the nuances of Charles Gershman’s script. Sometimes it’ll lull you into sympathy for its subject, but never for too long – the mask slips, and reveals that at the core of this person is a bottomless well of callous indifference. Grim current events only serve to make this play ever more relevant.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]