ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Commencement (TheatreM LA)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

To begin with I thought this show reminiscent of a bad high school play, but it turned into something rather entertaining. With an interesting twist on the views and ambitions of a group of high school graduates, we see the ways in which they want to change the world. Environmental issues and corruption within corporations are some issues raised, but they are often masked with comedy, sometimes to the detriment of the show as a whole. Despite this, the actors approach their roles with great enthusiasm, and use the uncomfortably small set in a number of creative ways. ‘Commencement’ is certainly a play with much potential, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t improve over the course of the festival.

C, 3 – 20 Aug (not 15), 1.15pm (2.05pm), £6.50 – £9.50, fpp251.
tw rating 3/5