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Puzzle The Puzzle (Point View Art Association presents Made In Macao)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

A figure dressed all in black floats around the stage, a book balanced on her head, while a man we assume to be the poet sits at his desk. It soon becomes apparent that the figure represents the poet’s thoughts, as he struggles to complete his masterpiece. Often she acts out scenes from his head, but they’re so poorly portrayed that the audience can be seen trying to contain their laughter, which is not ideal when you’ve obviously tried to create a serious piece of drama. To their credit the actors are meticulous, and obviously very well-rehearsed, but for me ‘Puzzle The Puzzle’ strayed to just the wrong side of weird, and never came back.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Stephanie Gray]