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Entropy (Talon Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

A brilliant quantum physicist is on the cusp of understanding the universe, but still can’t understand his own relationship. It’s a good setup for this tidy three-hander, exploring the dynamics between the physicist, his aspiring actor lover, and his directionless-but-happy roommate. The play flows between two overlapping timelines without pause, which works well at first but grows monotonous – the rhythm of the scenes doesn’t change until the forty-five-minute mark. The script indulges in a few clichés too – yes, there’s a scene where an innocuous comment inspires a revelatory insight. Yes, at one point someone says, “you just don’t get it, do you?” It’s a nice story, with some good lines, but it lacks anything to make it truly special.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 11 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]