Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Crossing Currents

SHOW TITLE: Crossing Currents
RUNNING TIME: 1h 42m
VENUE: The Mazer Theatre
GENRE: Drama
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION:

RATING (0-4): 2

RATING SCALE:

0 Run, don't walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don't miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!

COMMENTS:

This show, like many others in the fringe, tackle social and political issues plaguing the United States today. This play, however, pulls away from the current war in Iraq --which many plays have focused on-- and discusses conflicts with Cuba. There are many story lines in this play and a lot of short broken scenes. One story follows a young boy, whose mother died in her search for freedom, and his battle between staying in the US or going back to his father in Cuba. This is seemingly ripped right from the head lines. The stories were good, but I had a lot of trouble following the action in the play because it was very hard to hear the actors. Being that they were young, it seems that they did not have voice training in enunciation and projection. I wish I could have heard them better I might have enjoyed the show more than I did. But with all the political shows in the Fringe this year, this play's lack of clarity, caused it not to stand out in my mind.

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

With more work and possibly re-casting I could see this show making some kind of run in New York.

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