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Fault Lines (New Celts Productions And For The Love Of Theatre Company)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

How to live out your life that’s been ruptured beyond repair? Three women, three fault lines, traced back to their shared origin, a childhood tragedy. Bethany’s quiet acceptance, Kat’s angry discontent, Rachel’s steely activism: they have coped differently, and fifteen years on, they come together to relive, retell, remember. In this insulated, precarious space, I surrendered myself to their stories, watching them explain their present with revelations of the past. At the end, I cried with them, not knowing why – a sense of closure? a sadness for their murdered friend? a reflection of their fractured lives? – but I knew I was experiencing what they were, feeling what they felt. Hauntingly beautiful script, breathtaking acting, I left behind not a theatre, but an intimate, compassionate encounter with three real characters.

theSpace on the Mile, until 23 Aug, 3.40pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kyung Oh]