The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions

Zuppa Theatre’s The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions stumbles with tech but remains charming and intimate.

Zuppa Theatre’s Susan Leblanc-Crawford and Katie Dorian (with Ben - Stone in a miniature video projection, right; Stewart Legere in - background).
Zuppa Theatre’s Susan Leblanc-Crawford and Katie Dorian (with BenStone in a miniature video projection, right; Stewart Legere inbackground).

There's no doubt that lives are made up of moments mundane and momentous, but for the most part, plays are written about the latter. In The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions, Zuppa Theatre pushes out of that theatrical envelope by telling a simple story in a creatively complicated way. The show relies heavily on projections and sound, but unfortunately, on opening night many projections were askew, and sounds that should have been background noise drowned out important dialogue during a party scene. While these technical difficulties made it more difficult to become engrossed in the show, strong, warm performances, a thoroughly charming set and a storyline that has elements to which almost everyone will relate carried the day. There's plenty to like about this intimate and inventive piece, but it's not perfect. A lot like life itself.

To April 21, Neptune Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, 8pm; Saturday April 20, 2pm, $25/$20 (students, seniors, art workers)

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