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A Middle-Aged Man’s Uncertainty Theory (Big Squirrel Productions)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

“What is certain in life?” one man asks himself, as he copes with the death of his wife and his children’s departure for university. Big Squirrel Production’s actors showcase their versatility here, each performer having to play myriad different characters within the span of a 50-minute show. But the story takes time to get going, the dance routines and some of the roles are a bit too cheesy, and the singing isn’t quite up to scratch. And while the cast use their props well, the scenes move on too quickly to be appreciated. This play will no doubt get better with time, and a better judgement of pace and more room to breathe; because it is enjoyable overall, but at the moment the only certainty about ‘A Middle-Aged Man’s Uncertainty Theory’ is that it still needs work.

C eca, 19-27 Aug, 7.25pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ana-Claudia Magaña]