7 Stories

I am not a big Morris Panych fan, but I thought this was fascinating. The premise is odd – a man standing on a wall planning to jump to his death is interrupted by the inhabitants of the building, all of whom have strange lives to share.

The play is described as a comedy and there is no doubt that it is funny. But it is also an observation on the absurdity of life and the strange ways people try to cope. The use of the Magritte painting of the man in the bowler hat, with the apple in front of his face reinforces the absurdity of it all.

Good cast – especially Peter Anderson as The Man.

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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 7 Stories

  1. Keith says:

    I agree with Cathy that this was enjoyable – the interesting set helped as well as the strong cast.My quibble is that, of the seven stories, only the last seemed relevant to the conclusion – the others were amusing, but didn't really advance the plot or do much to develop your knowledge of the man.

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