by Winna Tse
Part play and part exhibit, Family Story truly engages the audience as the actors run, scurry and dance around the audience utilizing the objects around them. Even with very little space, the actors are still able to demonstrate their knack for physical comedy. They effortlessly transform into different characters that help shape the family tree and ultimately each other's destinies. Much of the visual art is handmade and wonderfully crafted. I particularly like the adorable headphones made out of cardboard. The backdrop, a large picture booklet, effectively sets the stage as we are flipped backwards and forwards through time. With a solid cast and good writing, Family Story is indeed a story well told.