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May 19, 2019 / Uncategorized

Eternity Playhouse, May 7 6.5/10 This cute little play is rather like an assignment at drama school: construct a comic scenario in which the actors will have to communicate non-verbally more than verbally. American Bess Wohl’s solution was to set her 90-minute work at a silent spiritual retreat, introduce a…

May 18, 2019 / Album Reviews

PACIFICA (Earshift) 7.5/10 This is the first Vampires opus to feel more like a destination than a journey. That destination still has multifarious influences, but you sense a band that has moved beyond trying to be something, and is now a project allowing the four members fully to express their…

May 16, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Roslyn Packer Theatre, May 3 5.5/10 Truth can be even more elusive on a stage than in politics. Some plays are heightened in search of a much deeper truth than mere naturalism can ever hope to dispense. Tennessee Williams wrote lines for his three main characters in Cat on a…