Thursday, April 22, 2010

A ghost 'In This Place ...'

So the main character, the only character, is based on an actual uneducated slave from Lexington, Ky., who is actually a learned, dead, freed slave who breaks the fourth wall and addresses the audience - in Ithaca, NY.

The description alone for off-Broadway playwright Ain Gordon's 2008 play In This Place ... is pretty postmodern, which sums up this production originally commissioned for the town of Lexington. Having the ghost of Daphney Oldham (Michelle Hurst) tell the fictionalized story of her real life is pretty unique, and yet so natural.

The whole show sounds like an intriguing way to tell a tale, without being cheap or schlocky. The Syracuse New Times reviews the show, which plays through May 2 at the Kitchen Theatre.

0 comments: