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ED2012 Theatre Review: Made For Each Other (Good Works Productions)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

A one-man four-character show, ‘Made For Each Other’ is touching, funny, tragic, and above all, romantic. A man proposes to his boyfriend after three dates, and they both struggle with the consequences. But it’s not really the plot that makes this show – it’s an incredible performance by the lead, and only, actor, John Fico. Without resorting to caricatures he managed to create four distinct people. While they aren’t especially subtle, they’re no more exaggerated or ridiculous than the characters you’d find in any play. Could there have been more to it? Could the scope have been wider? Yes, but this wasn’t supposed to be an epic: it’s about a relationship, and making it work.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 15-26 Aug, 4.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Katherine Cunningham]

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