Thursday, September 01, 2005

Venezuela

SHOW TITLE: Venezuela
RUNNING TIME: 1h 20m
VENUE: The Players Theatre
GENRE: Spoken Word/Poetry
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: YesRATING (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:

The main problem with the show is the language. The play has been translated from a German street lingo to English. The translation at times is difficult to comprehend and hence loses the desired impact. Hasani Issa as Ismir stands out. The set design of a dilapidated train station is impressive. The show begins with a bang but then peters out. The performances could have been more believable, but then perhaps it is because the actors don’t get the needed support from the dialogues owing to the translation from the alien dialect.

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