Shelter in Place
By Andrew Andrews
The casting and direction for this story are perfect: every actor performs their role as though it was written specifically for them.
The conversation among the five mismatched personalities is well conceived, with a realistic display of tempered manners behind personality flaws that are chomping at the bit to expose themselves.
The scenic design uses plenty of appropriate props to convey the setting, and the use of spotlighting to support the email discussion at the beginning of the second act is especially notable.
We had mixed feelings about the ending of this tale: I believe that Jahoose’s closing statement is one sentence longer than necessary, while my partner felt that the ending didn’t have enough resolution.
We both agreed, however, that all-in-all, this production by Playful Substance of this story by Raphael Perahia is a very entertaining play.
Andrew Andrews attended Shelter in Place at Under St Marks Theater in New York on Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 7:30pm to write this review.