Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vincent River at the Project

Saw the preview of Philip Ridley's Vincent River last night at the Project. A powerful, intense and dark play.

The story about the death of a young man, Vincent, is unpacked by a series of troubling revelations, made by 'Dave' who has followed, or 'stalked', his mother Anita.

Memorable and sometimes disturbing images, the snow falling into the dead man's mouth, the bloody handprint on the toilet, the glass pressed into the victim's eyes are revealed in blisteringly and visceral language.

The performances by ELEANOR METHVEN & KERR LOGAN are strong and the final 'confession' is almost unbearable to listen to and then after a heart wrenching cry from Anita the play ends.

It runs for the week.