Admit it. You've sometimes wished that life would give you a mulligan, a chance to go back and do things differently. Well, in Michael Melski's Eighteen, unhappy senior citizens Ben and Claire (played by Robbie O'Neil and Elizabeth Richardson) get that chance when they fall into the Fountain of Youth. But it soon becomes apparent that a do-over doesn't guarantee happiness.
Andrea Lee Norwood and Rhys Bevan-John play Ben and Claire's daughter and fiance who are catapulted into old age where they learn much about themselves and their relationship.
The acting is superb, and the resemblance between Richardson and Norwood is mind-bogglingly uncanny. The show dazzles technically with beautifully executed projections, sound and lighting. And the script is both irreverently funny and achingly poignant.
Eighteen is sure to make you laugh, but it will also make you think about the choices you've made and the things (and people) you should appreciate.
To May 12, Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, 429-7070
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Oct 26/16
"arguably one of the great new musicals of the 21st century" comments 1
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Oct 20/16
Classy, elegant, avoids melodrama—what more do you want? comments 0
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The Live-In Festival is “a chance to learn and grow for just about anyone” comments 0
posted by MICHAEL LAKE, Sep 15/16
The Merritt Award-winning production gets remounted. comments 0
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Last one out turn off the lights. comments 0
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