by Anthony Neilson
Directed by Slayden Scott Yarbrough
Lisa ..... Maureen Porter
Ensemble: John Steinkamp, Damon Kupper, Stephanie Gaslin, Valerie Stevens, Philio Cuomo, Isaac Lamb, Tim True
sez says: what a grad bit of fun this is! The first half is a presentation of mania--both joyous and frightening. The second half asks the question: is a numb life --that is being forced to 'accept reality' -- a humane solution to impose on people with psychological/mental 'disorders' The cast was wonderful in the first half: Third Rail Actors seem to excel at presenting the nutty side of thing. And the second half was dull and boring--which was the point. Take away the mania and life turns dull.
Maureen Porter is certainly going to be a Drammy Award candidate for her work. She was perfect is every way as Lisa. The only person who seemed out-of-step in the production was Stephanie Gaslin. She missed lines and just didn't seem to be able to find the groove required to play the parts she had.
mjc says: this was quite a production, trying to portray the call of the wild that is creativity, how do you do that without losing your way?
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