Monday, June 29, 2009

Undine and You Don't Know Jack

Hand2Mouth Theatre & The Carpetbag Brigade **Photo credit: Ishan Vernallis**
July 3 & 5, 2009

Review by peanutduck

An irresistible seduction of flesh, electronica, song, and violence. Faith Helma, as character and performer, cannot be trusted - the line between reality and fantasy is inextricable. Her transformation from an ethereal, introspective cave nymph to a violent, pulsating water demon is beyond thrilling; truly a remarkable, viscerally nightmarish journey.

You Don't Know Jack
A work-in-progress in the “sweaty adolescent stage.” As if gauze were covering my eyes, I glimpsed shadows of themes and ideas – violence, war, monsters, destruction, solitude – the presentation of which, through simple, graceful movement, lyrical narrative, and sheer intensity, whetted my appetite and continually enchanted, though didn't (not yet) satisfy.

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