Nylon Fusion Theatre presents a story of a little girl who is living with her aunt while her mother is serving in the Army, and her imaginary friend, a cantankerous Irish fairy.
A suggestible and precocious eight year old girl named Siobhan has been forced to live with her unmarried aunt because her single mother, a truck mechanic in the Army, has been called up to active duty. While the aunt cultivates a love affair with an understanding young artist, Siobhan immerses herself in a book about Irish folklore. Her solitary hours are spent conjuring an eerie friend named Seaneen, a peevish 8000 year old Irish fairy. It's not certain if this playmate is imaginary or real, but it's certain that the imp is coaching the girl to manipulate and spiral out of control. Has he come to keep the lonely child company...or to steal her soul?
"The overall vision brought forth by director Shaun Peknic could have been a little tighter. Peknic’s approach was very cinematic. The way he guided his company was quite small and intimate. There was honesty in this approach but did not translate on the stage...There is accessibility in the themes. But there seems that there is more to explore in these characters."
"Mr. McLindon’s writing is top-notch, examining all sides of our lives, the places we live, the things we read and the truths we choose to believe. For a solid two hours, Mr. Peknic’s direction brings the characters to the brink so many times without becoming maudlin or lucky-charmish."
"It is obvious Seaneen’s intentions are not honorable even though his endgame is not immediately clear. And when he does spell it out, at the finale, he actually makes it a little too explicit...Director Shaun Peknic pushes Siobhan and Seaneen to aerobic exhaustion. Between their exuberance and the demands of their dangerous pas de deux, they are a hard act to follow. Unfortunately, the others in the household, Katie and Rafael, lack agency and don’t hold our interest."