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Dolores A Mime Opera

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Including the word mime in the title of this physical theatre piece might not have been the wisest choice, judging by the sparse attendance at Friday’s performance.

Berkeley, Calif.-based Carolina Duncan incorporates a few spoken words, along with electronic music and dance, in this 45-minute tale of a woman who chooses to exist as a cyborg rather than experience human emotions.

The audience connection is a bit glitchy, but the show has heart, and the reason behind Dolores’s choice makes for moments of gripping, well-rendered drama.

— Pat St. Germain

 

From the Fringe program:

Director: Jessica Ferris

Cast: Carlos Muñoz Kampff & Carolina Duncan

DOLORES a one-woman Neo-classic mime show. Dolores works for a corporation that sells a simulated reality where humans no longer have to feel. One day the system breaks down and Dolores has a short circuit that causes her brain to burst open. She experiences a series of recollections of herself as human, back when she could feel real emotions. These visions are at once tragic, heart-wrenching and comedic. What could bring someone to forsake their ability to feel?

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 45 mins.

Tickets: $10

Door Discount: $6 for Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers

Warnings: Mimed references to domestic violence.

 

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