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Theatre Reviews

As this play starts, a young woman sits for­lorn­ly in a play­ground while she waits for her habit­u­al­ly late sis­ter. Even­tu­al­ly Quinn shows up, and some sib­ling bick­er­ing ensues. Both actors han­dle the mate­r­i­al well and have a nice chem­istry togeth­er. (Unfor­tu­nate­ly, there is no pro­gram so I can’t name them.)

I have been to enough the­atre, though, that I know that the play is real­ly about Some­thing Else, and that I will need to pay close atten­tion to the dia­logue for clues as to what that Some­thing Else might be. I will not spoil the play for oth­ers by nam­ing the Some­thing, except to say that I have expe­ri­enced it and can there­fore relate to the play on a per­son­al level.

For me, this is where the play runs into trou­ble. At the reveal point the play needs to shift into a dif­fer­ent, more urgent lev­el, and I did not see this hap­pen. I know how dark and dan­ger­ous to the psy­che this expe­ri­ence can be, and to me the play doesn’t get there.

That said, the script is well struc­tured and the char­ac­ters are well defined. I look for­ward to more plays from this play­wright, and hope to see the two actors on stage again.