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Nightmare

 

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Nightmare follows the story of Daniel, a man tortured by the play's namesake surrounding the death of his wife and daughter. A troupe of dancing women dressed clad in black, perform haunting dances terrorize the widower. The acting and dances are decent, and the choreography for the dances are enjoyable. Costumes are well-designed and set an aura for the show, but the writing leaves something to be desired. The play takes nearly half its time to progress, and it is hard to assign meaning to the performance until there's a clear image of what is happening. Most of the writing settles on a metaphor about doors that doesn't quite make sense, and fails to attain the depth it's attempting to portray. -Anthony Fortin
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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3/ 5


Reader Rating
45 total ratings

 

Overview
 

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Dates / Times:
  • 8:00 pm - 2018/08/16
  • 2:00 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 1:00 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 2:30 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 7:30 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 4:15 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 1:30 pm - 2018/08/25



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Posted 2018/08/17 by


EdmontonFringe.ca

 


4 Reviews


  1.  
    Justice Kensington

    My boyfriend and I attended the show “Nightmare” yesterday, August 16th, on their opening day. I don’t agree with the Vue’s review of this unique show. It was clear from the written description and the performance from the characters (Daniel and Nightmare) along with the dancers (the Terrors) what the script was unfolding as we journeyed through Daniel’s Nightmare. I loved the music, the lighting, the dancing but the words have left me with an insight in to what it might feel like for someone who has experienced the death of a partner and in particular, a child. So many things to think of after seeing this amazing production. We loved this show so much, we’ll be bringing friends next weekend and look forward to seeing it again. Great job cast!




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      Thank you so much for the kind comments and your support of the show! They’re both appreciated beyond words! So happy you’ll be coming back out again and bringing friends.
      -One of the Terrors (Michelle)




  2.  
    Allie Sarah Young

    “Nightmare” is a unique and powerful production. Within the first minute, you’re absorbed. The story unfolds intensively, and it’s the dances, the lights, the music are all so mesmorizing that it’s easy to fall into the nightmares alongside Daniel (the show’s main character). There is a deep loss being symbolized in the show, accompanied with prime illustrations of denial, guilt, and bargaining. These emotions are raw, honest, and emitted to the audience through the incredible performance by Cliff and the Terrors.
    “Nightmare” is a thought-provoking, in-depth, captivating production and I urge everyone to see it.





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