Saturday, August 12, 2006

Lulu: 08/12/2006

Silent Theatre’s Lulu is exactly what the Fringe is all about. A relatively new theater company (from Chicago) being given the opportunity to show what it’s got. And Silent Theatre has got a lot. Lulu is subtitled, “a silent play in black and white” and this is exactly what it is. Based on Wedekind’s “Lulu” plays, Lulu is a recreation of G.W. Pabst silent film version of the plays. So basically it’s a stage version of a film adaptation of a play. The cast (almost all of whom play multiple characters) is uniformly good. The show is briskly staged by Tonika Todorova and wonderfully scored by Isaiah Robinson, who accompanies on piano stage left.

Fringe Rating: 8 (out of 10)

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