Lolita, Daisy, Ophelia: A Love Story

ensemble theatre · the moirai · world premiere · United States of America

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GUY PICOT · June 15, 2016
Low Down A trio of female victims find their voices in literary mash-up. Review What if three unfortunate female characters from fiction could meet up in a literary no-man’s land and give each other the moral support to try and change their own stories? That is the simple premise for this showcase which manages to hold our attention through very good performances and emerge as a fierce and feisty piece of feminist theatre. We hear a male narrator voice read extracts from “Lolita”, “The Great Gatsby”, and “Hamlet”. In turns, the female characters respond with the lines they have said a thousand times before, knowing that their destinies are in the hands of the story-teller. It takes a little while for the characters to notice each... full review

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KAT MICHELS · June 22, 2016
I really wanted to like this play. Three quintessential literary characters find themselves outside of their stories and shoved together in some sort of literary limbo. What a cool concept! I really wanted to like this walking in, and I still want to like it after leaving, but I can’t quite get there. Savannah Gilmore as Daisy from The Great Gatsby, was stunning. She was period specific from her costume to her sensually languid voice, to her drawn out, teasing reveal of her misery. She fit her story. Sophia Brackenridge as Ophelia from “Hamlet” also fits her story and period. With these two firmly placed in their respective worlds it was jarring that Leah Artenian as Lolita, from Lolita, came across as more of a modern day teen instead of a... full review

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