Saturday, October 28, 2006

The Compendium of Nastiness - The Womb

Check out Brown Paper Tickets for information about the show.

In the style of Classical Gothic Melodrama seen through the visionary eyes of director and creator Ki Gottberg, we see a new way in which the good of innocence and virtue will triumph over evil. "The Compendium of Nastiness" takes ideas from "The Devil's Elixer" (1825) and "The Castle Spectre" (1797) and converts them to Ki's very special long-nail tickle [see show for details!]. It is the classic struggle of good versus evil where good will triumph and virtue will be saved with a few bumps and turns and convulsions along the way.

Creator and Director Ki Gottberg has gone past the point of no return into a world of fantastical and spectacular visual and experiential perception. Her work reaches out to a mature and intellectual audience through the lens of the bizarre and amazing. The puppetry that is used is beautiful, adorable, clever and extraordinary. Her simplistic set and environment draw one into her world.

Actress Elizabeth Kenny puts forth a valiant effort that is most certainly not in vain. Her performance and story telling ability are forces to be reckoned with. The story she tells and the manner in which she tells it is complex and straightforward for a cast of six. She holds all six in her hands and performs better than six together.

Simplicity and complexity meet in this extraordinary performance piece. Find a babysitter and experience "The Compendium of Nastiness."

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