|Zoe Doyle (photo credit: Alex Felipe)|
by Beat Rice
(This article has been corrected)
I admire the ensemble for their commitment and energy but I cannot say that I am a fan of the style.
The play is a highly stylized farce that feels like a 90 minute sketch comedy. Exaggeration is key, from yelling lines on top of each other, to iPhone touch screen acting. I admire the ensemble for their commitment and energy but I cannot say that I am a fan of the style. Most of the meaning is lost in the theatrics of running around, random dance sequences, and phone dialogue. Even though we understand the material desires of the characters their true intents are not clear and strong enough. I love when directors use the full performance space they are given but sometimes I was confused about where and when things were happening.