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America Is Hard To See (Life Jacket Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

In this breathtaking production, verbatim interviews are intercut with written scenes, traditional hymns and original music. Exploring the lives of convicted sex offenders in the rural American Miracle Village, the play deftly tackles an incredibly complex topic with a stripped back production, bringing the focus intently onto the stories told. As one of the interviews states, you should leave thinking “I don’t know what to think”, and you really do question what is truth and what isn’t. The interrupted moments of multiple stories gradually form a narrative which is both thought-provoking and heartbreaking, as well as funny at times. Beautifully staged and masterfully acted by the entire cast, this is a piece that will stay with you for a long time.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Izzy Cutler]