Penny For Your Thoughts

ensemble theatre · scherzo theatre company · Ages 7+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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Review by anonymous

June 06, 2016
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What I liked

This interwoven story of the old man and the boy was extremely engaging. The transformation of the actors from boy to old man and back was remarkably well done. When it was clear that the actors were about to change characters, I worried that the tale would be too convoluted, but both actors pulled off the role changes with real skill and grace. The staging, using rolls of brown paper as both curtain and backdrop was inventive and fun.

What I didn't like

While I enjoyed the exploration of fun/drive/adventure seemingly embodied in the various “chapters” of the play, I struggled a bit with the airplane chapter. It could have been edited a bit to reduce the number of elements involved. Focusing more on the small pleasures would have made the chapter more focused and impactful for me.

My overall impression

I would strongly recommend this show to others. The musings on the balance we all face in life were insightful and enjoyable presented, with a physicality that lightened the mood while driving home the points.

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