With elegantly simple set and prop design, the story envelops the audience into a multi-decade experience of two New Zealand women. But because the story is such an integral part of the human experience it could have be set literally anywhere. In almost any time period. It transcends all the things that separate us. Kudos to the ensemble cast that brought all these characters to life. The acting was so spot on, with well detailed bits that help the audience easily grasp a change in setting, time, or, character. Even though I was fortunate enough to see the show twice I easily forgot I was watching a play – it felt more like just listening to two people telling thier colorful story of desire, heartache, understanding, and growth.
What I didn't like
There was nothing that didn’t really work. I just wish I had taken time to read through the Kiwi to English glossary in the program so I could have had an easier time understanding the first fifteen minutes of the play, haha… but that’s on me.
My overall impression
Oracles and Miracles is a universal story that every person who sees it can relate to. The subtle nuances of Norelle Scott’s writing gently touch the raw places in your soul, but soothe the hurt places like a compassionate kiss. Sweetly and beautifully told with the light but effective touch
of director, Leah Patterson, this piece is nourishment to places you didn’t know needed it.