Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: The Confidence Man

Audience members become the cast in The Confidence Man.
Photo: Ponch Hawkes

The Confidence Man is a sinister thriller awash with secrets, old wounds, old friends, stolen cash, deceit, power, drug use, coarse language, manipulation and violence. Six audience members are enlisted into the cast. Wearing oversized masks fitted with an audio facility, cast members bring the drama to life as directed.  They are the cast. No other actors perform.

Seated in a single row, around three sides of a large rectangular performance space, the audience capacity is restricted to thirty. Each dons headphones and receives the story by observing the action and listening to pre-recorded dialogue. Alongside the dialogue we are made privy to the innermost thoughts of one character, together with their directed action. Continue reading

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