Time Tells (review)

Time Tells (review)
Time Tells (review)
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THE PLAY: This is a “devised theatre piece,” which means the group has worked together to create the script, characters and all aspects of the production (since January). As for the plot, beats me!


THE PRODUCTION: This is a disjointed, self-indulgent and obtuse piece of performance art. Upon entering the space, there are interactive stations like chess and decoupage. After almost 30 minutes, the audience is assembled into seating areas. The possibly post-apocalyptic setting is made up of piles of junk and screensaver projections (Matt Treacy does provide some interesting live music). The production is staged for the actors, who often pretend to be amazed by each others powers. Unfortunately, the audience is left on the outside trying to attach any meaning to the aimless self-important dialogue. My senior directing project at VCU (1971) was an improvised-based experience and it’s good to see that the kids are still at it. Sadly, this one doesn’t make the grade.


THE POINT: I have no idea what Time Tells.


1 out of 5 stars (1 / 5)


A Theatre Lab production at RVA Event Space thru 8/30



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