by Valerie Cardinal@vscardinal
This boils down to the same problem Donnelly also had with Avec Norm: the script.
In all three, the reviewers enjoyed the show. But also in all three, there was just a little something that was off. In Ludwig and Mae and Avec Norm, it was the writing. In Quartett, it was the directing. All three reviews show just how much a single aspect of a production can change everything.
Meanwhile, Grondin’s slight problem with Quartett comes down to the directing. “En effet, le texte peut être bien écrit, le jeu des acteurs peut être impressionnant et les décors peuvent être frappants, mais la pièce peut demeurer laborieuse si la mise en scène ne lui rend pas service.” Grondin discovered that even when the acting, writing and set design is on-point, the direction can be totally wrong.