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Narcissus & Echo

mount olympus · Ages 13+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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June 12, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

The play is fantastic, taking advantage of story and performance in a way that only live theater can.
The cast is at once sharp and intoxicating, the music is extremely catchy, and the story is awesome and creatively told.

What I didn't like

My overall impression

Narcissus and Echo is as intellectual as it is playful. It’s a smart and timely reimagining of Ovid’s myth, expanding on the idea of vanity in the age of selfie-addled activism.
The performers are all so funny and engaging, making the moment the play’s message snaps into focus all the more harsh and powerful.
I love the choice to use bodies and movement in place of props, it makes sure not a drop of this cast’s stellar potential is wasted.
An added bonus is the music which has been stuck in my head for days- but I’ve got no complaints.

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In Conclusion:

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If It Goes There

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