"Citizens of the Empire" Boast a Colorful Cast, but Lacks Interest

With this appreciation for science fiction, its structure, its limitations (it’s not a flawless genre), and its predictable plot, I set out to enjoy this new play by Kevin Mullins.  The highlight is not the script, but in Lindsay Eagle’s outstanding work coaching and developing the talented troop of actors. Together, they rise above the derivative plot to create nuanced performances, interesting dynamics, and engaging moments that allow us to pause and reflect on where we are as a society, socially and politically, and where we might possibly be in hundreds of years.

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