I saw La Bete (Broadway) on 09/28/10. Overall, I'd say it was a 5-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “Mark Rylance is a comic genius of epic proportions and he propels this hilarious story to greatness.”
I had a fabulous time and left the show feeling impressed and thrilled. I'd describe the show as hilarious, charming, and witty. Mark rylance's 30 minute monologue was a highlight of the show because it was great and I never wanted it to end. If this were a movie, I'd rate it PG-13. I would recommend this show to everyone but not to people who don't appreciate verse.
I saw this show because I was given tickets. I would see it again. I sat in the center orchestra area of the theater. The view was perfect and the seats were comfy.
I had no idea what this show was about before seeing it, which is unusual for me. I had seen Mark Rylance in Boeing-Boeing and thought he was wonderful, so I was really excited to see him onstage again. This show exceed my expectations and then some. I don't think I've ever laughed as hard in the theatre as I did at La Bete.
David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley were fine, but this show belongs to Rylance. It seemed to slow whenever he wasn't onstage, but immediately picked back up when he returned. If he doesn't win the Tony Award, a serious theatre crime has been committed.
Be the first to comment on this review!