This is an emotional play with not too many dry eyes at times, but if a play and its performers can move you, make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, then a good job has been done.
This is a play well worth seeing and the audience bore witness to their enjoyment of it in their prolonged applause and happy chatter on the way out.
Terrestrial’s author (Fleur Kilpatrick) says in the programme notes that she dedicated her play to lonely girls, bored boys, to quiet towns and “to a landscape that looks like Mars”. She adds ”landscape informs how our trauma, confusion, illness or fear manifests itself”. It does in this play.
Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America is a long play with a long title and, at times, hard work for the audience who are rewarded for their attention.
Stephen Sondheim’s name has been synonymous with interesting music and entrancing lyrics that move the story along since his name hit the lights in the late fifties.
The restaurant reflects their lives – bleak and ordinary – and the waiter whose attention they are desperate to catch is symbolic of them reaching out in their desperation to find something meaningful in their lives – someone who will share it with them