‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ delivers an emotional wallop

By: Griff Bludworth ~Staff Colomnist~ The best plays are the ones in which the stakes are always high, the circumstances always immediate and the audience always tense. Plays like these make people feel a lot while watching and think after leaving. This ideology pervades the Know Theatre’s production of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” an adaptation of 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, which hits the audience with an emotional and intellectual one-two punch in the best way. “The Handmaid’s Tale” tells the story of Offred, a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. Military insurgents have overthrown the U.S. government and instituted … Continue reading ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ delivers an emotional wallop