Tales From The Blackjack
Following three people’s descent into addiction
This article is from 2010.
There’s a moving story to be told about how compulsive gambling ruins people’s lives, but this one-man show, told by the croupier of a casino and following three people’s descent into addiction, isn’t it. Despite a powerhouse (if at times slightly overacted) performance by Alex Moran as the Puckish, amoral man behind the cards, the script naively mistakes bleak nastiness, racism, homophobia and misogyny for black comedy, losing its soul in the process.
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