Two plays are merged into one video/theater production in the boundary-pushing "Flicker."
By ROBIN EISGRAU
Part play, part video production, "Flicker" takes a
challenging approach to the medium of theater. Two
stories unfold here. One is the tale of four friends on their
way to a party who get lost in the woods while driving
and find themselves stalked by a knife-wielding
maniac. The other is the story of Jeff, who likes to videotape
people, and his latest subject, Justin, who recently
attempted suicide and is now crashing with Vivian, who
was once involved with Jeff and doesn't have a single
nice thing to say about him.
There's a screen stretched across
the stage on which the action gets projected, and
right behind that you see the actors and the handheld
cameras that convey the action.
|Directed by: Caden Manson.|
Cast: Vivian Bang, Rebecca Sumner Burgos, Justin
Christopher, David Commander. Cary Curran, Tommy
Lonardo, Amy Miley and Jeff Randall.
150 First Ave. at 9th St.
Jan. 3 - Feb. 3, 2002
The actors in the lost-in-the-woods scenes
effectively convey a sense of panic and hysteria as
they each meet their doom. The Jeff and Justin scenes
are intriguing and very David Lynchian, and Vivian Bang is outstanding as the
bile-filled Vivian. You really
want to know more about why these characters are doing
what they're doing, but it's fun to watch the actors as
they go through quick costume changes and the ending
is very satisfying. "Flicker" is a multimedia treat.
|JANUARY 27, 2002|
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