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Lady Into Fox

the interrobang departure · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America

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DAN SHAPIRO certified reviewer June 12, 2015
Lady Into Fox explores what it means to be human, what it means to be animal, and the complications that occur from being both simultaneously. The show uses a plaintive, conversational tone to convey a story that is at once miraculous and realistic. Samuel Hunter has written an excellent adaptation, brought to life by a cast that filters their characters through their own real-life personas. ... full review
JOANNA SYIEK certified reviewer June 11, 2015
Really lovely - a very special and intimate storytelling experience. Exceptionally clear direction, solid performances, and the sense that, all the while, there's a bit of magic afoot are just a few of the reasons to catch this treasure of a show.... full review
JOSH HILLINGER certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Beautiful story telling supported by a clear vision, excellent direction, and vibrant performances by the ensemble. Absolutely lovely in every way.... full review
STEVE HOWARD certified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: unique · fun · entertaining · delightful
Theatre as expression is an interwoven thread of the heart, mind, and body of the play…in this case, a novella from the early 20th century. Prose into performance…never an easy task, but handled deftly and with great care by Interrobang Departure, Lady into Fox bounds along at an effortless pace, taking the audience along with them. The style is a blend of presentation, casual sharing, and acting…all of it simple, straightforward and engaging. Never mean in spirit, or vicious in attack, the adaptation, by Samuel Hunter, choses a high road of moral compass, but is never preachy. The show moves lightly along, dipping into and out of the lives of the characters, exposing not only episodes, but the soul of the participants in each instance... full review
AUTUMN FURNISH certified reviewer June 19, 2015
I watched a lady turn into a fox, not with costuming, make-up, or elaborate props but with her body movement and face. I couldn't take my eyes off of Kaplan. She brought an animal to life in a visceral way unlike anything I have ever seen before. There was one scene in particular that I keep thinking back on and in that scene, you see Kaplan's face quickly shift from one emotion to another. It isn't revealed what has changed yet, but you know by looking at her, that prey of some sort has entered the scene and my stomach dropped. The tenderness in Turner's performance sold me on the fantastical storyline. His portrayal of the joys and bitterness of love made the story grounded and honest where it otherwise could have been schlocky. I felt... full review
JOSEY MONTANA MCCOY certified reviewer June 22, 2015
I enjoyed every second of this beautiful piece! I love a good story and they know how to tell one. All three performers had me on the edge of my on-stage seat! Claire Kaplan is captivating from start to finish, embodying her character with the utmost precision. Lady Into Fox is excellently directed and is a must see! Bravo!... full review
HANNAH LARSON certified reviewer June 21, 2015
Lady into Fox is deeply simple in it's presentation. Beautifully simple. The actors and creative team are not trying to dazzle their viewers, they are trying just to speak to them. And speak they do, in plain clothing, on a rug surrounded by pillows and books, lamps, wooden stumps, and their audience, who are as much a part of the scenery as anything that existed in the room when they entered. The story is fantastical (a woman is turned, inexplicably, into a fox!) but Interrobang Departure makes no concessions to this fantasy. They embrace it, and the relative simplicity of the space and the elasticity of the performers allows the fantasy to exist vividly in the minds of the audience members and dance in that glorious space between their... full review
CARRIE PRINCE certified reviewer June 26, 2015
With beautiful physicality and campfire style storytelling, this ensemble breathes life into a fascinatingly magical and yet heartbreaking story. There isn't a moment without thoughtful craft from the carpet to ceiling and head to toe - a must see!... full review
ROBERT ROTHBARD certified reviewer June 27, 2015
Lady into Fox - is fresh and inspired. The actors have mastered the art of spontinaity - keeping the fantastical story alive and interesting. Had a fun and memorable evening .go see it! ... full review
PAULINE ADAMEK certified reviewer June 27, 2015
Review by Pauline Adamek. *This video review first appeared on www.ArtsBeatLA.com* Follow the link (“original article”) to view it. http://www.artsbeatla.com/2015/06/hff15-16/... full review