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Warrior (Black Dingo Productions)

By | Published on Saturday 16 August 2014

Sectarianism, trolling and classroom bullying combine in Jennifer Adam’s topical play. Evan prefers his online community to his school peers, but anti-Catholic comments, born out of bigotry or ignorance, threaten his and his parents’ futures. Euan Brockie excels as Evan: fierce, clenched and clearly trying hard to prevent his latent anger and frustration from boiling over. His parents, played by Adam Tomkins and Marilyn Wilson, both show disappointment and embarrassment at seeing their own son fall from grace, though Wilson speeds too quickly over a few lines. Just three chairs and a few simple (if unnecessary) costume changes divide the characters and the scenes, letting Adam’s insightful script and Brockie’s biting performance stand as ‘Warrior”s greatest strengths.

Just Festival, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Tim Bano]