When Skies Are Gray

immersive theatre the visceral city project · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by LUCY GILLESPIE

June 11, 2018 certified reviewer
tagged as: poignant · bittersweet · family · Well Crafted

What I liked

Beautifully, quietly crafted. Extremely effective. A worthwhile, deeply moving experience.

What I didn't like

I think this could be an extract of a larger piece. There’s lots of potential for greater immersive engagement as I felt a huge sense of responsibility, ownership and community in my brief participatory moment.

My overall impression

The poignancy and urgency of this harrowing immersive piece hit hardest in the most mundane moments: monotonous, clinical voicemails, funeral arrangements, pudding, walks, pain relief.
Less of a “production” and more of a reminder that love and life is a string of tiny, meaningless moments; and that those who take care of you—friends, family, nurses, coincidental bystanders—are your people to hold close.

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