The Worth of a Life
by Winna Tse
What is a life worth living if you can’t even remember who you are? The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble, brought to us by the Factory Theatre and Obsidian Theatre tackles this tough question with poise and emotional maturity that leaves the audience in tears, myself included.
The actors are incredibly talented, raw and generous as they give it their all with such candid emotions. Astoundingly, they are able to carry on through long, laborious and complex lines without missing a beat making the audience laugh and cry in equal measure. Without a doubt, Bernice Trimble is exceptionally well written. It comes full circle towards the end, sending shockwaves to the audience. The storytelling is intense, poignant, and exceptionally nuanced. Every every quirk, comment and gesture is magnified as the audience quickly realizes the significance of such seemingly trivial matters throughout the play. It is a painful journey but one that I am grateful I took.