Triptych

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

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Review by TRAVIS YODER

June 18, 2017
IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot certify this reviewer attended a performances of this show because no ticket was purchased through this website or the producer has not verified they attended.

What I liked

“Triptych” is like a relationship film noir in which the shifting lights of an urban milieu illuminate the characters by turns and from varying angles. You think you’ve got a handle on these three but they each prove to be too slippery for easy pigeonholing. In defying the reductivist ‘rules’ of character development, we get a portrait that’s real as life because it’s ‘queer as folk’. Plus we see the boundaries of art expanded to demonstrate that patronage itself can be a dark art.

What I didn't like

It was hard to sell the Feury’s tiny, spare black-box space as a well-to-do couple’s home, but one makes allowances for the Fringe, naturally.

My overall impression

Superior HFF menu offering. If you savor Strindberg and relish Albee, order the Wochner. It’s food for thought.

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