Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever
About the Show
Theaterlab presents Megan Metrikin's solo show about her quest to find film director Fellini and the creativity and freedom he represented in order to escape the brutal reality of apartheid South Africa.
For an hour, Metrikin shares poignant and comic stories of growing up in a conflict-ridden country. Intertwined with magical moving images, the show takes us to Rome on a glorious adventure of self-discovery through the cinematic world of Federico Fellini. Last seen at the The Secret Theatre as part of the Flying Solo Festival.
"Metrikin commands the solo genre well: she is deft and sometimes very funny…Where the show falls short is in its engagement with Fellini as anything other than the man at the end of this trail. Scenes are broken up with quotes spoken by Fellini about the importance of silence, about the use of dream and memory and the process of making. But, De Lancey and Metrikin haven’t let the ideas permeate their piece as much as they could have…Altogether, it was a light and enjoyable evening."
“Director Guy de Lancey has woven Metrikin’s moving text with potent imagery that makes you feel like you are inside a particularly surreal dream…The one that stays with you upon waking, walks with you through the day, and begs you to find its secret message hidden in the folds of its nocturnal metaphors…It leaves you feeling slightly melancholic but also rejoicing in the truly fantastical world in which we live if you just open your eyes, even when asleep."