“The Holy Name of Apostasy” is a provocative, creepy tale of a young man- a victim of predation within the Catholic church. Unfortunately, the young man does not seem to be able to escape the questionable attention of a new spiritual counselor. The cast here handles the challenging material quite well… titillating at points, disturbing at others, this is a well-crafted short piece that is ripe for an expansion into a longer format.
‘Man vs. Armadillo’ is a touching piece of quiet, heartbreaking sadness. The dilemma of John facing the aging parent is not ground-breaking territory. The strength of this piece is the relatability of John and the genuine feeling of concern he expresses for his father. The play never feels trite, instead mining the frustration of both characters, each of them unable to act on certain things they both desire, for maximum effectiveness. this is strong, realistic stuff!
What I didn't like
I only wish these pieces could have been longer.
My overall impression
An impressive pairing of dramatic one acts, “Guilt” offers two stories that are related in theme and tone. One of the best dramas I have seen at this year’s Fringe!