Monday, August 22, 2005

God's Waiting Room

SHOW TITLE: God's Waiting Room
RUNNING TIME: 1h 10m
VENUE: P.S. 122 Downstairs
GENRE: Dramatic
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: No

RATING (0-4): 3

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 was great. It not only brought the audience into theperformance but it made us like characters in the show, producing notrace of a fourth wall. The play focused on four people waiting for God to judge them. The set consisted of a rack of clear dry cleanerbags a large square piece of grass and a chair placed at each corner.Every time someone stepped inside the grassy area they would relive ascene in their lives. All four characters were connected to each otherthrough marriage, betrayal, and employment, and they all died together. They seemed to be stuck in this purgatory like setting throughoutmost of the performance until they were ready to come to terms withtheir own deaths. The script was witty, but far more intelligent anddramatic than some I have witnessed thus far in the festival. They had an interesting way of showing true humor through just circumstancerather than creating funny situations. Great concept, Talented cast!

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

I truly hope this show gets picked up. It teaches us about lifewithout being preachy. I loved the concept and the direction, as wellas the acting and the story. I see this show going a long away.

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