The physicality and commitment of the performers made for a truly immersive setting that was fantastical and macabre.
What I didn't like
I’m still wrestling with the turnover of the play, which I won’t go into details since I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Suffice it to say, I wonder what would happen if the characters stayed in character while presenting the new information. While it was interesting to have the rug taken out from under us, I just wonder whether it would serve the text of the illusion were still kept in some way. But I enjoy that I’m thinking about this, so the play did its work.
My overall impression
A dreamlike circus ride reenvisioning of HamletMachine and the world of the personal/political. I enjoyed it very much, and admired the full commitment of the performers. Be prepared to be disrupted. Touched, even. To think about observation, objectivity, and tropes. It’s a wicked ride that feels like part freak show, part nightmare, part candlelit vigil.