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Luna Park (StoneCrabs Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

Luna Park Ed2016

Somewhere in 1930s Brooklyn, on the night before his 21st birthday, a young man dreams of the fateful day his parents got engaged. I was deeply moved by this slightly Freudian vignette which, like the impoverished protagonists, does much with very little. The emotional yet understated acting had me instantly brimming with empathy for Rose and her son. Also, with such dexterous use of their space and props, the graceful scene changes are truly dreamlike and a wonder to watch. The programme says it’s 55 minutes long but it seems much shorter. You’re left wanting to know more but, like all the best short fiction, the brevity adds a poignancy that nothing else could.

Zoo Southside, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]