Even though the overall tone felt grim and depressing, the characters were portrayed with an honesty that was, at times, brutally unsettling.
What I didn't like
The claim that this piece is “immersive” is misleading. Even though the actors sometimes walked among audience members, this is basically a theater-in-the-round staging. The audience has the freedom to move around during the performance to change their perspective on the action. We were given a couple of "rules’ at the beginning that made it seem it might be interactive, but that never seemed to play out.
My overall impression
A beautifully designed version of the classic play, making good use of a simple set and wonderfully executed soundtrack. The piece is tackled with style and intelligence.
Be forewarned, the plot involves sexual infidelity, religion, STDs, potential incest and mercy killing. Let’s face it, this play is a downer.