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Generation 9/11: So Far / So Close (Chris Wolfe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

As the lights come up on ‘Generation 9/11’, Chris Wolfe’s one-man play about the fall of the Twin Towers, he fixes the audience with a cold stare. “Where were you then?” he asks, half-accusing, half-curious. It’s typical of the way this fascinating, innovative piece of theatre engages the audience throughout. Wolfe’s ability to transform with just a change of tone is extraordinary; with the help of a few simple props – a hat, a scarf – he has a cast of at least a dozen. Though the subject might lend itself to over-seriousness, Wolfe is actually very funny, and the audience laugh several times. It’s this touch that makes ‘Generation 9/11’ a truly fresh and exciting experience. Unmissable.

theSpaces at Surgeons Hall, 5 – 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), times vary, £6.00 – £7.00, fpp265.
tw rating 5/5