Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
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
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.
Door Discount: $6 for Students, Seniors, Fringe Performers
Warnings: Mimed references to domestic violence.
Updated on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:02 PM CDT: