Wednesday 7 August 2013 | By Sarah Virgo
ED2013 Theatre Review: Goose (CalArts Festival Theater)
In addition to having written the production, Michael Yicaho brings his drama to life with consistent brilliance, captivating his audience in a whirlwind contemplation about space, relativity, time and why no one has turned up to his 13th birthday party. A fairly solemn and sad story is kept light-hearted by Yicaho’s well-timed and well-formed charm and humour. ‘Goose’ also follows the inner thoughts of a child who is left behind by his father, working abroad for months at a time; a story relevant to anyone who has ever felt alone. The drama is delightful, thought-provoking and leaves you feeling deliciously satisfied and happy. I could have listened to Yicaho’s monologue-style thoughts for hours.
Venue 13, until 24 Aug (not 5, 12), 10.30am.
tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Virgo]