The Circle

It is odd how our theatre seasons often seem to choose the same theme. One year it was dysfunctional families. This year seems to be teen angst.

Instead of the abandoned green house of Concord Floral, this play is set in a garage being used as a bedroom by the boyfriend of the house’s owners. He and his girlfriend are joined for an evening of talk, drinking and drugs. Bad things happen.

The acting was quite good, especially Brian Solomon and Nikki Duval. Vivian Endicott- Douglas, Jakob Ehman, Daniel Ellis and Jake Vanderham also gave solid performances.

The dialogue was certainly representative of some young people, but given that fuck was every second word, and shit filled in the spaces, there was not much room for content.

This seems to be a draft of a play, not a finished product. Needs more work.


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 The Circle

  1. keithhpotter says:

    Hard working actors on a suitably grotty set – but it’s hard to see why they bothered.

    The play seemed to have no purpose. It perhaps allowed the author to exorcise some demons, but there was little there for the audience.

    We saw Concord Floral a week earlier; it covered somewhat similar ground, but to much more effect.

    Oh well, you can’t win them all – we look forward to better luck with the rest of the Tarragon season.

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