Anouilh's Antigone (Barbara Bray)

ensemble theatre · giant janitor productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

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June 28, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

To be fair, I didn’t see the entire play. Partly because there were no seats and my date and I were sitting on the floor in the isle. But when people came rushing behind us in the dark clamoring for non-existent seats, it got uncomfortable very fast.

So, it came down to watching the entire play while standing and peering over the tops of people’s heads (I am short) or leaving. I would have stayed if the acting was amazing. But instead the lead delivered her lines without any depth. It was almost like she was trying to remember her lines- stuck on the words, not building a relationship.

So again… it could have been the distraction from the audience that made this performance so lack luster. But what I experienced wasn’t good at all.

My 2 cents? Don’t oversell a play when it’s in a space no bigger than a walk in closet. And don’t let people in after the show has started. Saying no is OK and I would have been fine with accepting my fate as a late arrival and eating the cost of the ticket.

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