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Character Discussion: Amos Hart 
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Post Character Discussion: Amos Hart
Time to discuss everyone's hapless hubby! He's tons of fun to play and sings Fred Ebb's favorite song in the show. The only thing about him that I have a hard time with is that he's supposed to be a sympathetic character and I personally think that he brings a lot of his plight on himself and is often portrayed as whiny. But that's just a matter of opinion. Who else loves Amos?

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Well, he's the only principle character (aside from the Hungarian girl) who isn't a complete scumbag.


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There are only two "decent" characters in Chicago. One is Amos Hart, who gains the audience's sympathy, but is ultimately portrayed as a loser in a society where you have to be street smart and completely corrupt to survive. The other is the Hungarian - the only innocent girl in the Cell Block Tango and therefore the only one who dies. Innocence is clearly not a virtue here.

Chicago is a black satire which mocks the whole concept of mock celebrity and so-called "justice" in the full glare of the cameras. Poor Amos is a bit of an object lesson, proving the show's point that the nice guy finishes last.

Sad, but true!

When we did Chicago, we embedded a video screen in the set and displayd a series of images over the closing number featuring characters such as OJ Simpson. I think this really helped to reinforce the point that the show is trying to make.

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Post Re: Character Discussion: Amos Hart
navada wrote:
There are only two "decent" characters in Chicago. One is Amos Hart, who gains the audience's sympathy, but is ultimately portrayed as a loser in a society where you have to be street smart and completely corrupt to survive. The other is the Hungarian - the only innocent girl in the Cell Block Tango and therefore the only one who dies. Innocence is clearly not a virtue here.


I would also include Mary Sunshine in that.

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