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Review: Female empowerment gets chilling look at ACT

The cast of Albany Civic Theater's "Big Maggie" includes, from left, Annie Bunce, Isaac Newberry and Patrick White. (Tom Killips)
The cast of Albany Civic Theater's "Big Maggie" includes, from left, Annie Bunce, Isaac Newberry and Patrick White. (Tom Killips)
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During the intermission of John B. Keane’s chilling and somewhat bleak play “Big Maggie,” currently on the boards at Albany Civic Theater, I amused myself by the different ways I could rid the world of the titular character. Squashed by a train? Struck with an ax? Run through with an awl? Embedded in ice? All those options seemed too kind, too tame. Whatever I chose, she needed to suffer and slowly. But as quickly as ...

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