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A Play with Words and Blind Love (American High School Theatre Festival)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Their two plays may be short, but Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic High School’s performances will stick with you for a long time. This is especially true of ‘Blind Love’, a humorous, poignant and polished piece about letting go of what you love – I would bring some tissues to wipe away the tears. ‘A Play with Words’ is perhaps cleverer than its sister play, but aside from its tongue-twisting word games, the cheesy comedy of sound effects and toilet gags is disappointing, especially when compared with the subtlety of the first play. With a few adjustments, this talented bunch could have a very nice show on their hands. It just feels a little lop-sided right now.

Pilrig Studio, until 8 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 3/5 | [Melissa Steel]