Wide Awake Hearts

Great staging, sound and lights. Great performances from all four actors – Maev Beaty, Raoul Bhaneja, Lesley Faulkner and Gord Rand.
But somehow the play just does not work. I enjoyed Gall’s earlier play, Alias Godot, but this one did not grab me. It is a little slice of life with no real plot, but bounces back and forth between real life and theatre to the point where it becomes annoying, or worse, boring.

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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 Wide Awake Hearts

  1. Keith says:

    I agree with the comments about the acting, production, staging and lighting – all excellent. there were also some great lines, great dialogue even. (I suspect some borrowed/stolen).I don't know why it didn't come together overall. It was clever, but unresolved. The set up was good but then it got lost in being a film noire hommage (I think).Mister Gall needs discipline in addition to his creativity, then he could be great, instead of just clever.

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