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A Silver Spoonful of Sugar: <em>The Lion,</em> reviewed.

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A Silver Spoonful of Sugar: The Lion, reviewed.

Chris Klimek

 Benjamin Scheuer, composer &amp; performer of the solo musical  The Lion  (Matthew Murphy).

Benjamin Scheuer, composer & performer of the solo musical The Lion (Matthew Murphy).

I struggled with my Washington City Paper review of The Lion, a strong, brief one-man musical play by the singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer. This was a case where learning about the circumstances of the show's creation—as one is wont to do when writing about art—made me like it less in hindsight than I did the moment the performance ended. Is that fair? I'm still not sure. You can read my attempt to work through my consternation while still giving the artist his due here.