Footprints of the Polar Bear & Other Eco-Centric Plays
By Andrew Andrews
Although more serious than its predecessors, Footprints of the Polar Bear is the highlight of this series.
The actors are well-cast and do a fine job with their roles, and the simple props and scenery—typical of a show at the Sargent Theatre—are adequate to set the mood, thanks in particular to the ever-present city noises serving as a soundtrack.
Even though this is a short play, the first scene felt a bit too long and repetitive. The divergence of Jack’s diatribe from global warming to American politics in general was realistic but a bit unnecessary for the story.
The final scene was very engaging, and it would be interesting to see this story expanded into a full-length production.
The four shorter plays that accompanied Footprints were of varying quality: The Perfect Place seemed like it was written by a middle school student, but I enjoyed the experimental aspects of Natural Rarities Up For Bid. Breaking Gulf News and God is a Ford Man both had their moments but could use a little more polish.
Andrew Andrews attended Footprints of the Polar Bear & Other Eco-Centric Plays at American Theatre of Actors Sargent Theater in New York on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 8:00pm to write this review.