Seven Dreams of Falling

comedy · minotaur productions · Ages 16+ · United States

world premiere
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Review by JOEL CRAIG

June 11, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Carey Scot Wilkerson’s play puts a different spin on the Icarus myth about Icarus who flies too close to the sun and then plummets to his death in the sea after the wings melted from the heat of the sun. It’s the same story but brought into modern day commenting on our capitalist society by putting the actual fall on the Internet for all the world to see and make some money at the same time . Thomas Anawalt direction was solid in creating the island of Crete where the action is set. C Stephen Foster as Icarus was a delight playing this greek mythical figure who is sick and tired of his job perpetuating this myth of the boy who flew too close to the sun and crashed into the sea. I mean he does this year after year for a paying audience but doing this forever and ever can get to be a bit monotonous. Foster is playful, curious, and hilarious in his portrayal as Icarus. Chuck Pelletier adds paternal warmth, wisdom and advice in his role as Daedalus to son Icarus. I believed he was Icarus father even though he is not more than ten years older than Foster. Charlotte Gulezian is a pistol as lesbian Ariadne and nothing goes unnoticed with her. She is quick with some great lines in response to Theseus infidelity. Mo Kaneloa adds a nice touch of sex to his role as Theseus especially with his sexually charged encounter with the mysterious/funny/sexy Kerr Lordygan as Minotaur. If you like Greek mythology you will love the comedic Seven Dreams of Falling.

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