August Strindberg Rep presents the English-language premiere of Danish writer Stig Dalager's mysterious play within a play for three actors. More…
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.'
“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
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.
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.
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.
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
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