MORE THAN BLACK AND WHITE
By Penelope Skinner
Directed by Paul Gittins
Presented by (potent pause) Productions
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 13 Nov 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
Reviewed by Matt Baker, 14 Nov 2012
originally published in Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog
Meet Cassie. She's just moved in with Rose, who's just had a one-night stand with Mark, who's fed up of living with Tim, who secretly loves Rose, who's just using Tim to get to Mark (who she loves), who's just become very interested in Cassie. While the magnitude of that sentence is slightly complex to envision with great clarity, this production of Penelope Skinner's Eigengrau is anything but grey.
Though (potent pause) Productions is a somewhat obscure company – 13 productions in 11 years, with a slight emphasis on the works of Pinter and a bit of Mamet and Ionesco thrown in for good measure – it seems this company has a knack for not only stellar casts who make the most of poignant pieces, but also taking their time and developing a commendable and solid body of work. [More]
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