imagined abuses of a young boy, now where have I heard that before?
This short play based on an Ancient Greek myth could not have appeared
at a better time. It's an excellent piece of new writing with strong
performances and powerful descriptions that grab your attention
and hold it till the very end.
production by the Somerville Drama Society centres on that difficult
period of life, adolescence. That magical time when a young child
finally grows out of that cute stage where they could get away with
murder and becomes an adult where it's much more difficult to escape.
As "Nurse"(Anna Kelly) struggles for control over "Attis"
(Michael Donkor), against his grandmother "Cybele" (Sophie
Kainradl) they almost tear him apart.
confuse it with Howard Barker it's not that uncomfortable to sit
through. Though since I'm having a bit of a blonde week I wasn't
clear about everything. Like in the beginning when the "pirate"
(Jack Ream) appeared for a short time and was never seen again.
It was the same with "Double Vision" the other week. The
poor actor is on stage for a short time right at the beginning of
the show then disappears not even returning in time to take his
bow at the end.
talented writer/directors have pulled together so many themes and
ideas that I am quite tempted to go and see it again for clarification
purposes. Especially since word has it that Felicity Jones may now
be well enough to return to the role of "Attis".
a difference three female leads might make to the suggestive choreographed
movements I'm sure can be left to your own imaginations.