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The Remnants – As Thyself

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

The Remnants As Thyself

Isla Van Tricht reveals a paramount aspect of humanity by retelling her personal experience of love and loss in a post-dramatic exploration of narcissism. A culture rich play, piled to the brim with intertextuality, ‘As Thyself’ uses Shakespearean references and a painting of Caravaggio’s ‘Narcissus’ to illustrate art’s reoccurring theme of love, and more importantly: the love we have for ourselves. Poetic, physical and aimed for mental stimulation and emotional engagement, this play leaves you spellbound and feeling deeply, for not only ourselves, but for the person next to us. An incredibly well written and disjointed story, interwoven with poetry, dance pieces, and brilliant acting, has taken an age old, reoccurring theme, and told it in an accessible and modern way.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Zita Campbell]