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Trog And Clay (An Imagined History Of The Electric Chair) (Red Tie Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

The story of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the development of the electric chair isn’t widely known outside of the United States. The two men competed over who would supply electricity to the US and electric execution was the by-product. This company takes the tale and turns it into a satirical tragicomedy about the feud between the two men. While by no means historically accurate, failing entirely to mention Nikola Tesla, the crux of the story is all there. Trog and Clay emerge as fictional catalysts for the first electric execution, and all members of the cast perform with the utmost professionalism. And although it isn’t as funny as perhaps intended, it is nonetheless engaging.

C eca, 14 – 29 Aug, 5.25pm (6.35pm), £7.50 – £10.50, fpp306.
tw rating 3/5