O, Fallen One

ensemble theatre · curlicue & co. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by HEIDI POWERS

June 11, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

I have learned my Fringe lesson – always arrive with plenty of time in advance. So disappointing to arrive late to O Fallen One, especially since I enjoyed what I saw so much.

As a fan of Hamlet – and a fan of using movement to express stories, relationships and the underlying emotions – O Fallen One struck a chord with me. I found the beautiful staging, haunting music and thoughtful performances compelling. Many of the lines echoed (if not directly quoted) Ophelia in Hamlet – which, are of course, exquisite, so one cannot complain. But I thought the best moments of O Fallen One were the ones that used few if any words, words, words at all, whether through Lia’s silent but visible responses to her therapist, or through the elegant staging. It may not be for everyone, but it’s definitely for me.

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