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My overall impression
I met Artwork Theatre’s Søren Olsen when I came to see Speed Merchant, and was intrigued by his description of his show. He convinced me to stay after Red Bastard and check it out. What resulted was an interesting night of theater.
The dialog of the play is complete gibberish, but much like That Beautiful Laugh, the physicality of actors Elizabeth Colon Nelson, Gabriel McKinney, and Tim Reid shine through and provide most of the clues as to what is happening on stage.
The play is visually stunning and compelling enough to overcome the lack of words to overtly tell the audience the story.
This is an intuitive piece which challenges the audience to examine all the evidence and piece together what is essentially an age old story of working together within your community to fix what’s broken, much like what the Fringe has meant to theater in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Olsen and his fine cast for a work well done.