Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Atomic Arts
October 30 - November 21, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Screen-to-stage Cliffs Notes adaptation hits plot points but little else; channels a B-movie recitative acting style without delight of B-movie cheesy special effects; truck-sized pauses; actors – project. Fast Computers’ organ accompaniment great, though could be more effective if accented moments rather than continually underscored. Jen Prokopiwicz’s shadow backdrop projections evocative.


Anonymous said...

Boring. Not scary, not funny. A waste of time

Anonymous said...

Just like "Trek in the Park" the Atomic Arts players play their production of Nosferatu straight, as taken from the original silent movie.

The actors portrayals and the minimalist staging make it easy to be carried to the dark and dusty past by the strains of the organ music throughout.

Adam Rosko has a great voice and his on stage narration blended well, not offering any distractions, dreamily guiding you through the story.

An effective and haunting production. One of the best Halloween nights I have had!!

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Saw what they were trying to do, and my attention span isn't that short, but the upshot of it all was that it was way too slow. Goofy liberties taken with script. Acting skills ran -- no, walked the gamut.
Looked great, though.

Anonymous said...

That last comment makes no sense. The pace seemed perfectly fine to me, given the material. But if it's "way too slow" for you, how is that exactly an "upshot?" And what "goofy liberties" were taken with what script? Given that this is a stage version of a silent film, I don't get where you're coming from. Are you bothered by the fact that the actors were speaking?

Anonymous said...

up⋅shot  /ˈʌpˌʃɒt/ noun

1. the final issue, the conclusion, or the result: The upshot of the disagreement was a new bylaw.

2. the gist, as of an argument or thesis.

12:37, I do not think that word means what you think it means.