Triptych

ensemble theatre · elbow works productions · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by TREY NICHOLS

June 16, 2017
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tagged as: dramatic · intellectual · biting · witty · comedic · unsettling · replete

What I liked

I enjoyed the status games among the three characters; there’s an Albee-esque sensibility at play here, a kind of nasty, high-spirited fun that shifts and deepens as the play progresses. While not a comedy, the play is playful, rich in ideas, upsetting in an aesthetically exciting way. The ending startled me.

What I didn't like

You can’t always get what you want…but perhaps a moment or two of more vulnerability. Perhaps I’m being selfish.

My overall impression

I saw this play last Saturday and have been spending a lot of time thinking about. It’s a well-written play, with strong direction and performances. Predictable only in its unpredictability, constantly upending my expectations with its various twists.

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