As We Go . . . Contemplations on Water

ensemble theatre · lovers & madmen productions · Ages 7+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by JEFFERY SU

June 09, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

I loved this production which focuses on water, the life blood of any community, and how it can be taken for granted particularly here in Southern California where most of our water is imported and we’re in the fourth year of a severe drought.

The play is compact and sleek while combining elements of dance and movement to illustrate how the search and scarcity of fresh water have profoundly affected civilizations. The script holds close to this theme throughout the approximately 40 minute run time. As the play began, I was preparing for something avant-garde and while it does have this element, it maintains a tight and clear narrative. Great cast with a shout out to Lauren Murphy who sang a sweet solo.

It was thought provoking especially when dealing with the mindset of the typical Los Angeles resident which ranges from casual denial to imminent apocalypse. Definitely a conversation starter – and it does this without being preachy.

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