Indigenous mythology holds that the mockingbird, nature’s news-delivering mimic, taught individuals how to talk. If that’s so, Sarah Lockard has acquired its lessons perfectly, as she embodies a broad range of voices in playwright Joseph Reed Hayes’ delightfully Insert tone poem about the energy of human language.
Across five tenuously related functions, Lockard leaps fluidly from persona to persona — a Lenny Bruce-boosting stand-up comedian in one particular scene, an getting old carny wanting back again on her abusive childhood in the upcoming — all while propelled by the beats of are living percussionist Robed Fenelus.
With its mix of beat poetry, undesirable magic methods, and Borscht Belt 1-liners, this demonstrate could healthy comfortably into Mrs. Maisel’s Gaslight Café. But beyond the gags, Hayes is achieving to say a little something real about the relativity of time. Even if I couldn’t generally grasp what that something was, less than Leesa Halstead Castañeda’s dreamlike course, the luminous Lockard will make every single moment of this expansive ethereal experiment an entrancing working experience.
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