Refreshing to see a believable mixed race family set in a timeless revenge story.
Outstanding are scenes that highlight the strength of strong sibling relationship.
I particularly the ending that features a poignant Chinese melody sung by the two sisters that leaves the audience with hope for a peaceful life for the family.
Performers I particularly enjoyed were Natasha Liu as the younger sister Lara, whose character works to keep peace and Rachel Amanda Bryant as the father’s new girlfriend.
What I didn't like
By its very nature, Fringe Festival limits the production values that the producers and directors can add to enhance the meaning and message of a play. More set pieces, trapping, and props could make the dead mother’s presence feel more keenly.
My overall impression
Fuchou with Bourbon focuses on a fractious father-child relationship in a contemporary mixed race family. Daughter Rose seeks revenge on her father for his betrayal of her mother. Rose cannot find peace after her loving mother’s death.
(Hints of Hamlet?)
Fuchou also effectively explores a strong sister relationship that enhances and adds tension to a finely written piece.