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The Waiting Game (Snowy Owl)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

‘The Waiting Game’ is a compelling piece of new American writing, about a man questioning whether to end the life of his husband, who is in a coma. There are some interesting power dynamics in the play, which are performed well, while Marc Sinoway does an excellent job of playing the vulnerable yet stand-offish Paolo. Some moments of conflict didn’t read particularly well, but this may be due more to cultural differences than to any fault in the writing. Also, the ending didn’t have the pay-off I hoped for – I wanted to know more about how the characters had been transformed by their experiences, but was left unsure. Overall, though, it was a thought-provoking play with some great performances.

Greenside @ Infirmary Street, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Lizzie Milton]