I, Claudia

This is an excellent play, with a very strong performance by the author in all parts. The masks are odd at first, but after a while, they fade as the characters come forward. Kristen Thomson has the ability to develop gestrues and motions unique to each of the four characters, so there is never any doubt who is speaking. She changes masks and costumes, but I think she could do it without any of these devices and you would still know who is who.
It is a funny play, but also a very sad play about the difficulties of growing up, relationships, and all the messy business of life. The audience at the performance we attended seemed to have no problem finding the humour, but occasionally you did get the impressin that maybe they were missing the underlying sad themes.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to I, Claudia

  1. Keith says:

    A bravura one-person performance! I thought the caretaker was not particularly relevant to the play and was more to showcase the performer's skill in representing different characters; still I won't quibble as it was so well done.The audience were weird. I hope they just didn't get what was going on, otherwise they'd be laughing at a hanging – which is not to deny there were very funny parts, just to note people laughed at very unusual (inappropriate?) times as well.

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