review ACT productions' of Tom Stoppard's play Day and Night. An introspection of journalists in war zones,2 journalists and a photographer come together in an african nation about to be ripped apart by war. The acting and writing are engaging enough, but ultimately there is no real "umph" as it were. The ideas are interesting, but nothing that hasn't been examined in the 20 years since this piece was written. It may have had more of an impact here, but in this day and age dominated by the media, we are know what good and bad the media can bring. As a more realistic peice, it also lacks some of tom stoppard's usual depth and complexity. Still it was better than most movies these days, that's all I can say.
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