This being my first viewing of a fringe festival show, I was not sure what I was walking in to. I personally enjoy experimental and fantastical theatre and was very curious to see Trey Nichols’ “Fathers At A Game.” Now that I’ve seen it I can honestly say that I was not disappointed.
The time, location, and circumstance of the play are initially a mystery as the only set dressing on the stage was a bench and two white canvases for which to put projections. As the play progresses, the audience gradually begins to understand who the characters are and the dire circumstances in which they are in-its a slow burn that I felt completely worked with the tension and uneasy feeling in the play. The performance was directed beautifully and the acting of the two lead characters was also captivating, though a tad wordy at times.
I very much enjoyed the preview performance of “Fathers At A Game” this past weekend and I highly recommend it!