JACK presents a play about making choices and the limitations placed on today's youth.
Writer/director William Burke suspends three actors in a net above the audience for a play about making choices and the limitations placed on the experimental nature of our young. With set designer Carolyn Mraz inverting the space, the audience views the performance from below, basking in beautiful, uninhibited youth and trying to balance the harmonies of the outdoors and the clanging silence of the indoors. This is a youth play...with a middle finger.
"Sometimes interesting and sometimes exasperating…Mr. Burke's ideas are nearly always marvelous, the execution less confident. Though the actors are lively and distinct, their long monologues aren’t especially compelling...There are flashes of comedy here and sometimes pathos, too. It’s hard to be young, it’s hard to create original work, it’s hard to hang from a net and keep your shirt from riding up. But more than an hour spent craning, covered in layers of debris, erodes our sympathies."