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Can’t Buy Me Love (ISL)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

This is a truly dreadful play. It is performed by young actors who clearly haven’t yet got over their teenage awkwardness, and they looked too self-conscious to become the characters they were playing. Deliveries of lines were painfully monotone, body language was ignored, and arms hung loosely and clumsily without joining the action. They seemed to be treating the script like a particularly unpalatable crime scene that they didn’t want to go near. Which is understandable. A knock-off of the movie ‘Ten Things I Hate About You’, the play is about teenage romance, written, it seems, by a young person whose conception of romance comes entirely from American teen movies. I can still hear the audience cringe.

Greenside, until 17 Aug, 9.55pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Kyung Oh]