Ruby moons theatrical critique

For example, Veronica looked sexy in the way she stood and spoke and looked different from Sylvie although the same person acted those characters. They played in the rectangular stage with the scenery surrounding the audience who are seated on stepped benches.

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Spotlights were also employed to direct audience attention to features on stage, such as the striking image of the mannequin of a young girl, dressed in a red dress. Ruby Moon is a beautifully layered play. Nothing comes easy, especially with disabilities art.

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Low rumbles and drones were used very effectively to create a sense of unease. One male and one female must each command four very different characters, never really leaving the stage or undergoing wholesale changes to their appearance.

Director Jeremy Rice handles with deft control the actors' tricky transformations from Sylvie and Ray to the other characters, all of which happen on stage. Nevertheless, it was both interesting and entertaining as it keeps me wanting to know more about what is going to happen next. As of now, however, taunting new clues start arriving - in anonymous packages. If they slow down a bit, I think I could understand the play better. The set is a cross between the suburban Australian living room and a dramatic playing space, complete with coat racks holding various costumes. As they played more than one characters and only have limited time for every scene, I think simple costume and make up were more than enough. In our modern, frantic horror stories, the child is stolen from right under our noses, from streets like Flaming Tree Grove where, in their ordinary suburban house, Sylvie Kate Rice and Ray Benj D'Addario confront the void their little Ruby has left behind. Professor Ogle is grief-stricken that his portable black hole swallowed Ruby alive, and has written his confession. Old Dulcie is angry at Ruby for teaching her parrot swearwords and blames Ray for not teaching his child about Jesus. The mother wanted her daughter back and the husband wanted his wife back. This requires each to dart behind a screen and pop out again in one of several quick changes and another character. Ruby Moon is a playwright written by Matt Cameron. The dark side of humanity is full of potential for any artist to create work that would communicate with satisfying depth, but we all have a special familiarity with personal pain that disallows any hint of falseness or inaccuracy when theatre decides to confront those inner demons. While the male characters in Ruby Moon are inventive and rich with back story, the female characters almost seem to be no more than the old lady, the whore and the little girl. The paranoid Sylvie Moon Natalie Aung Than is sitting at home and as usual, is filled with grief and tension.

They accussed each other. Professor Ogle is grief-stricken that his portable black hole swallowed Ruby alive, and has written his confession.

Think along the lines of a David Lynch thriller, with a couple of nicely timed surprises calculated to make the audience jump from their seats. Sylvie Eliza Logan are haunted, and taunted, by the disappearance of their daughter Ruby Moon.

The mother wanted her daughter back and the husband wanted his wife back. I sensed the change in the characters into another characters. Ruby Moon is a playwright written by Matt Cameron. The lights also helped in established suitable mood for every scene but sometimes I felt it was too dark there and quite freaky. The tone and mood was perfect, but there are times when the actors spoke too fast and I could not understand what they are saying. The barking of the dogs in the beginning of the play felt so real that I thought there was a real dog outside barking. Honestly, that was my first time to watch a theater. He has also written scripts for serial TV dramas Seachange and Stingers. If they used too many props, the audience will focus more to the props instead of focusing on the acting. Advertisement Every day Sylvie and Ray plant a mannequin dressed in Ruby's clothing on the nature strip, hoping it will jog someone's memory or provoke a guilty conscience. As a whole I love the play and frankly speaking I fell in love with the actors. The two actors manage to transform into their characters well.
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‘Ruby Moon’ reviewed by Gordon the Optom