Mixed. The good proved to vary between good and very good. The not-so-good (nothing qualified as bad) hovered around below average, especially at the very start. But by the end I felt moved by an adaptation of a genuinely powerful piece, faithful to the original (not Disney) and performed by clearly talented people. But then, I went in hoping for more of a 'dance' (having a background there) so my expectations got in the way....
certified reviewerJune 05, 2017
Great retelling of the original story.
I want to preface this by saying I have neither read "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Anderson, nor seen the animated movie by Disney. One of the benefits of Fringe is being able to explore territory you are unfamiliar with to see if the piece is still able to move and entertain you without having any prior knowledge of the subject matter. This piece accomplished both.
There is no verbal dialogue in this piece and relies on the movements of the actors, specific songs playing in the background by the band Evanescence, and the biggest thing of all...the actors expressions. The pain, anguish, and sadness of The Little Mermaid (played by Rachel Lynn Walker) made me get teary eyed. You could see and feel the love and the emotions she ha...