Red Koi Reviews

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It just stopped

Posted by redkoireviews on 08/10/2006

It just stoppedCompany B is back at their Belvior St venue, all refurbished and with seats that are actually comfortable! ‘It just stopped’ is the first play we’ve seen back at the original venue, and it made me appreciate the intimacy of the venue.

The play is a black comedy that explores what would really matter if everything just stopped – water, electricity, even (gasp) mobile phones. Americans Franklin (pretentious music critic) and Beth (redneck radio producer) are left with only their feature wall of jelly beans and large ego’s. However, they are soon joined by Aussies Bill (bloke, box-maker, sexist nihilist) and Pearl (strange, passive and very 50’s).  Together they decide if this is the end of the world, and if it is, what to make of it?

The script, acting and production where all excellent – no mean feat given the interuptions of re-building their theatre. There are plenty of boring, navel gazing ways about thinking about the meaning of life – this play manages to avoid them all and make it fun, dark and relevant to today’s culture.

My Rating: 4 Stars

See the Sydney Morning Herald for another review

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