The Frogs-NY Times Review

THEATER; A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Punch Line
June 27, 2004

“Secondary characters, like Dionysos’ slave Xanthias (played by Chris Kattan) and the boatman Charon (played by John Byner), were given a lot more material. Without ever naming President Bush, Mr. Lane deftly underlined the political parallels. (”Have you listened to our leaders?” asks Dionysos. ”Words seem to fail them. Even the simplest words.”) And the frogs themselves, somewhat arbitrary symbols in the original, were tied more conventionally into the plot.”