by Vishesh Abeyratne
45 min / Drama, Sci-Fi / Mature
Well this was a great, emotional play to watch late on a Tuesday night at the new Embassy Theatre which I highly recommend that everyone checks out!
I was a little worried when I saw I would be reviewing a sci-fi play as I am not known to dabble in the genre in my movies as well as reading but this was just great. I feel it was more of a play imaging the future and what could happen if the levels of income inequality keep growing and some countries do not want to take care of global warming. I would call this future fiction.
Great chemistry between Kurt (Vishesh Abeyratne) and Octavia (Laura Sosnow) – it is clear that they work very well and have known each other for awhile. The scenes in the “cell” were highly believable and you just felt you were in there with them. The venue and our close proximity to the cast lends itself to this as well.
The dialogue was quick and witty but did have those pauses to reflect thought had some of the best back and forth banter I have seen in a very long time.
There also is the warning that there is a good amount of profanity involved in the play as well as a scene that describes past absuse which may cause some to step aside, which the cast understands.
I very much look forward to future plays from Poo-Tee-Weet Productions. You have a fan in me and I hope readers can get out and catch their two final shows!
Endlings by Vishesh Abeyratne is playing at the Improv Embassy (176 Rideau St) until Saturday June 17, 2017. Tickets cost $12 online and at the door. Visit ottawafringe.com for the show schedule and box office info. Read more reviews at apt613.ca/fringe.