If you want a conventional and old fashioned narrative monologue reasonably well acted (Andrew Bibby) and guided (Travis Green) and only about an hour long then this might be a way to spend your time and cash.
This is a work from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2006. It is written by an Englishman (Al Smith) about a young American youth living in the "centre" of the United States through the Space Race and the Kennedy Assassination to Vietnam performed by an Australian actor in 2008. It is a conventional (banal) straight forward writing technique that tells a story in a long flashback in chronological order that has no real resonance for me or I suspect a contemporary Australian audience. We have been here many times before.
I cannot really fathom why it is being staged except that maybe the writer and director are filling an unexpected gap in their season???!!!!!! It seems to me a waste of the time and space at the Old Fitzroy.
Playing now until 20 September 2008.
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