Dying City is a play I am still thinking about. There are so many unanswered questions in this piece that it is almost frustrating to watch it. That is because the acting is terrific and the writing does not let up for a second.
I have to confess that Hume Baugh wrote and performed in one of my favourite pieces of theatre, The Girl in the Picture Tries to Hang up the Phone. I loved that show, so my expectations going into another one of Hume’s plays were very high and although Crush definitely has a lot of potential, it didn’t completely come together for me. Continue reading Review: Crush (Optic Heart Theatre)
Dressed in black upon a black stage with no sound effects and very little lighting he begins by creating the sound of the wind, and we are immediately transported to the graveyard and the eeriness is palpable. From here we move to countless locations and Bhaneja glides effortlessly around the stage, moving seamlessly from character to character with a subtle change in his body or voice. Continue reading Review: Hamlet (solo) (The Word Festival)
The Two Trees written and performed by Daniel Giverin is a one man show based on the writings of W.B. Yeats and if you are a fan of his poetry then I would recommend you see this show as there are plenty of opportunities to hear his work throughout the play. Continue reading Review: The Two Trees (The Red Sandcastle Theatre Company)
The FIREraisers is an updated version of Max Frisch’s play from 1958 originally subtitled a “morality without a moral.” This version is directed by Lauren Gillis. Frisch’s play centres around an industrialist everyman figure, Biedermann, in a town facing an arson epidemic. Continue reading Review: FIREraisers (The Red Light District)