This review first appeared on www.ArtsBeatLA.com *
I had heard raves from my fellow critics about this show, so my expectations were reasonably high.
Alas, those expectations were dashed by a play that had its merits (the incisive storyline was excellent) but was largely tedious to endure. Way too much yelling going on, methinks.
The much-touted movement aspect of the piece was well synched to the text but left this critic cold. I spent a lot of my time watching the mirrored images screened upstage, but some were ill-chosen, poorly rendered and eventually became repetitious. Some of that art was wonderful, though.
Basically, this was a show I enjoyed more upon reflection than I did throughout its 80 minute duration.
Directed by Monkey Wrench Collective artistic director Dave Barton and choreographed by Angela Ann Lopez and Lee Samuel Tanng. end