Yes, so it has been a very long time since I updated this blog.
Which doesn't mean I haven't been writing (or cooking either), I've just been super busy lately.
BUT my reviews for numerous theatre performances has been up on getdown.ca
The set is just two screens, that move around the stage and feature different projections. The technical aspect and creativity involved is impressive. When the main character is on a bus, the passing scenery and the way the other characters stand are the indications. The lights flash by when she's in the elevator. It is quite intriguing to watch.The addition of live music is also a nice touch, but the narrative doesn't really engage the viewer as much. It isn't quite compelling, it misses the mark, leaving the audience a little lost. It's a play with a lot of metaphors embedded in the music but the point is lost among the poetry.
What the critics are saying:
"Unfortunately, in the context of the ambitious and characteristically unique Ghost River Theatre show that premiered there on Thursday -Reverie -there may be thunder to the coming storm, but not much enlightening.
The show smacks of careful and thorough rehearsal, even if its polished parts don't quite add up to a gleaming whole.
The lighting and sound designs of Kerem Cetinel and Matthew Waddell, respectively, work well in establishing contemporary lines, as do the succinct costume and video designs of Erin Gruber.
A high point from the visual angle, too, is the movement design attributed to both Decidedly Jazz Danceworks resident choreographer Kim Cooper and Rose himself, who directs.
Thanks in great part to their work, even when the story fades, the storytelling never really does."
-- Bob Clark