Dancock’s Dance

Stephen Ouimette directed this reading of a new play by Guy Van der Haeghe. Set in a hospital at the end of the first world war, a doctor struggles to cure the shellshocked men using his new treatment philosophy.

As usual, the readers act the parts, rather than simply reading them. Evan Buliung as Dancock was totally believable. Sarah Farb was great as a young woman in the hospital for an unspecified but hinted at condition. Karl Ang was impressive as the ghost.

A most enjoyable evening, and a play worth seeing as a full production.


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 Dancock’s Dance

  1. keithhpotter says:

    I like to see the readings the Stratford Festival has, now as part of The Forum, and I am always amused at the actors’ inability to just “Read” – they act in any case! And very well.
    This was perhaps a slighter play than some of the others presented in readings in the last couple of years and I have a bit of a problem seeing it being very strong in a full production – certainly I think you would want to keep it simple, with the scenes established more with lighting than sets. Anyway, I will go and see it if it is produced somewhere nearby.

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