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.

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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.

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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”

 

 

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