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Darlings

 

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An eerie reinventing of M. Barrie's fable Peter Pan, Carrie Brown and Karim Muasher’s Darlings requires a lot of imagination on the viewer’s part. It captivates the mind using few props, but powerful delivery of a heavy-hearted couple struggle with the loss of their children. The physicality and craftsmanship of Brown and Muasher’s performances immerses the crowd effortlessly, as wild abandon and the imagination of childhood collides with the shambles of a once functioning family. With so few props and set pieces, Brown and Muasher set the bar high. They attempt to relive what their lost children may have gone through. Fans of minimalism and the reimagining of folklore will find something profound in Darlings, but it might not be for everyone. Reviewed by Levi Gogerla.
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Gig City


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Total Score
 
 
 
 
 
4/ 5


Reader Rating
12 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 8:30 pm - 2017/08/18
  • 8:45 pm - 2017/08/19
  • 6:45 pm - 2017/08/21
  • 6:30 pm - 2017/08/22
  • 4:45 pm - 2017/08/23
  • 6:30 pm - 2017/08/24
  • 4:30 pm - 2017/08/26



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Posted 2017/08/18 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


One Review


  1.  
    May

    It’s a good show and good writing. The only problem I see is the rhythm. I guess they made it this slow to mimic the grief of the parents who lost their children but I believe it did not work that well. The slow rhythm made it hard to stay attached to the act.

    They could make it 40 minutes rather than 60 minutes and still cover the whole material.

    Loved the acts and also the effort to erase or mock the sexism in the original Peter Pan story.

    The pauses in the middle of the game were parents wish they could change the original plot of Peter Pan story showed how smart the writing is.

    Good job guys. Come back next year!





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