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Jethro Compton’s Frontier Trilogy – The Rattlesnake’s Kiss (Jethro Compton Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 12 August 2015

Jethro Compton

The past weighs heavily on the characters in this, the final instalment in ‘The Frontier Trilogy’, and especially on Father Minoa, the blind priest who is the one character common to the whole trilogy. Previously a supporting character, here he steps up to the main role, casting new light on his lines in the other plays. Though the twists and turns of the plot are not really surprising, they are kept engaging through some deceptively simple, yet immersive staging. As things play out to their inevitable, tragic end, the audience can only watch, helpless to alter the tangled, bloody tale of vengeance. This is both a very good play and a fitting conclusion to the excellent theatrical experience that Compton has crafted.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]