Thursday, January 11, 2007

Fluke - Review - Theater - New York Times:

There are of course a few avant-garde clichés, like shining a spotlight in the audience’s faces. But as with every Radiohole show, there are also some vivid theatrical ideas. Early on, each performer paints an eyeball on an eyelid, and they spend much of the show with their eyes closed. (They put on sunglasses when they need to see.)

It’s a nicely creepy effect, making them appear like cartoon characters or dolls whose eyes have popped out of their sockets. And by performing most of the show with their eyes closed — no mean feat — the stars of Radiohole show how easy it is to stage an ocean: all you need to do is to close your eyes and imagine.

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