Mason Holdings' latest theatrical experience is the story of an oddly ageless child who revisits the many Christmases of her past. A darkly comedic experiential tour through phantom memories. More…
We meet the child alone in the confines of her little room as she shares her space, fantastical games, and remarkable imaginative resources. We see her mother, father, brother, and grandmother, but only as family film footage projected onto the walls of her room. And we hear the escalating strife of a tumultuous family, but only through the child, who acts as a vessel for their many voices. 'Holiday House: Christmas Bends' is a psychological study of how we experience childhood as outsiders, struggling to navigate and comprehend a world of deeply fallible adults.
"Even by the yardstick of deep or edgy psychodrama, 'Holiday House: Christmas Bends,' is bafflingly incoherent. Weller's astonishing physical beauty and dancer's physique impresses one from the moment she rises from the ground...It's immediately clear that Weller has talent for miles. Still, precious little in this play makes sense...It simply does not work as a piece of storytelling." Full Review
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