Fruitcake: The Review

I will be honest with you, I was 15 minutes late and almost never made it to the show but thanks to a very nice bunch of girls at the ticket counter..I did and I’m glad but at the same time regret that I wasn’t there for this brilliant theater piece’s entirety!

This is what I was guaranteed of when I read the FB Event Page description

A devised performance based on stories from teenagers.

fruitcake new

Colombo needed this, it felt pretty refreshing to watch what seemed like a gripping series of scenes from a teenage (girls only) mental ward that kept people on the edge of their seats..from moments of sheer torment to moments where you were bound to have your heart strings tugged at to the end, which felt like there was no closure as the final scenes comprised of the 11 patients doing the “I accept things as they are“walk to take their medicine to the melancholic rendition of “Mad World” by Gary Jules and the main doctor standing with the look of growing psychosis in her eyes while the nurses and medical staff around her, enjoyed her birthday cake and chatted.

This is director Ruvin De Silva’s second and we really hope that he gives us an ending to this maybe in Fruitcake part 2?

A notable mention is Daffy Maestro’s contribution to the live soundtrack, it was all kinds of weird brilliance that contributed to this different experience.

fruit 2 fruit

fruit 3

Memorable quotes

“You are unique and different…. Is that why we are here?”

“For my luck no one was in the house, I fell down the stairs..rolly polly and when I woke up I lost my baby”

 

 

You might also like

News

Ex-Alien By Medhani Jayzee (Due To Popular Demand)

you read right…we’ve had a bunch of people wanting us to put this in here and you’ll know why if you haven’t see that work of (your imagination goes here)

Reviews

Stigmata Live @ The Shore By O! Here’ What You Missed

Think hard, when was the last time we had a heavy metal gig by the beach? According to a few people I spoke to, the last time we had one

Reviews

The Last 5 Years: Review

Its been a while since we did a review of anything but hey, here’s to a fresh start. So we went to see “The Last 5 Years” on the opening