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Journey in Light and Shadow

Members say: Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Indulgent
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August Strindberg Rep presents the English-language premiere of Danish writer Stig Dalager's mysterious play within a play for three actors.

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The audience enters a room where two actors and a director are working on a play. But are they rehearsing? Are they performing? Or are they not actors and a director at all? Is it the present, the past, or in the future? An examination of the playwriting process with echoes of Strindberg and Pirandello, 'Journey in Light and Shadow' is a 'Twilight Zone'-like experience where the audience is challenged to guess what is real, what is a play, and whether the characters' scars can ever be healed. Presented in rotating repertory with 'Marty's Shadow.'

 

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Theatre is Easy

“Carter is surely a highlight of the production. With a pronounced presence as the aging actor, she switches effortlessly between her various roles with perfect clarity and distinction. However, it’s difficult to follow the entangled threads of each character in the worlds they simultaneously exist in. Although this is the nature of the play itself, the production might land with a more powerful note if these different dimensions were made more distinct.” Full Review

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75
Ambitious, Quirky, Quiet, Meta drama, Atypical

See it if you want to ponder the meaning of relationships between the actors when acting and when not and what it means.

Don't see it if you are easily bored by a slow quietness of a production.

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Ambitious, Confusing, Slow, Intriguing

See it if like intimate setting and you want to support a small theatre venue

Don't see it if are looking for lively and uplifting performance

Also the acting and staging were decent

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if 3 actors playing 9 roles in absorbing 3 act play within a play. The show comes to life when Fergus Scully leaves his desk. Great actor.

Don't see it if Don't like to think too hard as show could be a bit confused.

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Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Insipid

See it if you have a case of incurable insomnia. or hemorrhoids that only get relief from constant squirming in your seat.

Don't see it if you're looking for snappy, clever dialogue, fascinating characters.

Also I wanted to jump up on stage and gag the actors. I left at intermissio... Read more Read less

93
Intelligent, Profound, Quirky, Indulgent, Great writing

See it if Like poetic writing, simple direction, strong acting

Don't see it if Want a great laugh - can be a downer

92
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if Good acting, simple staging

Don't see it if Like happy theater

95
Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Profound, Entertaining

See it if Captivating dialogue and great acting

Don't see it if Don't like to stay focused

90
Clever, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Like creative original storytelling, thinking and great acting

Don't see it if You want something to simply relax and be entertained by. The story is confusing and uses metaphors that may require thought. Not Date show

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Intense

See it if Interested in the Freudian, enjoy seeing actors challenged, like non linear stories

Don't see it if Easily lost, need a lot of hoopla

90
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if If you like thoughtful, psychological, intriguing dialogue, deliberate acting, simple staging.

Don't see it if Need elaborate staging or upbeat subject matter.

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Intelligent, Well acted, good dialogue, interesting concept.

See it if You like theatre that keeps you guessing and stimulates the mind.

Don't see it if You don't have a good sense of imagination.