Death and the Fool

ensemble theatre · fiasco! physical theatre · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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June 23, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

I loved how minimal it was. It goes to show that you can tell a great story with nothing more than your bodies. There is no set, no props, and neutral costumes. I love this form of theatre and would love to see more of it.

What I didn't like

There were some timing issues, but that is to be expected when performing in the style of Del Arte. Even though the show was scripted, there was a lot of improv and audience interaction. Timing will always be an issue in such an environment. But, for every joke that missed, 10 more hit with a stellar landing!

My overall impression

Death and the Fool was brilliantly performed. The actors clearly devoted a lot of time to honing their bodies to perform intense physical theatre. It was a rollercoaster of emotion. I very much enjoyed it!

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