These are lazy, sloppy lyrics. They are NOT slant rhymes. A slant rhyme is words that look like they should rhyme, but don’t quite. For example, “pain” and “again “ or “food” and “wood”. What is passing for lyrics today is total garbage.
Critics have no relevance today. Not one reads them. They can't kill a show like they once could. Audiences will see what they want and to hell with critics. And that its why garbage runs for years. Audiences have plebian taste.
To get back to the topic: The understudy was not very good last week. Still having a little trouble with lines. The play is preposterous and hits a person over the head with a sledgehammer with its "relevant" message about straight white men. Yet, it is not boring and the actors playing the three sons (although dealing with roles that are so removed from reality) are quite good. Hard to recommend but if you find yourself in the theater, it's only 90 minutes, but
I also saw the St. Joan at Shaw Festival last season, and it was sensational. i don't intend to see this production, but after seeing the set, which seems a bit bloated and overwhelming, perhaps MTC should have just imported the play from Canada.