Saturday April 11, 2009 / 8:00pmBeneath Her Feet
How was your experience?
I had a hard time with this one. Maybe because the writing is geared towards twenty-somethings who are still finding their way through life. The journey may be real, but don't make a play about it unless there's something poetic, new, or insightful to be expressed. The lead actress, Rachel Noll, who played "Stacey" was very natural and easy to watch. There was sympathy for her situation and the universal theme of "fear of change". The other lead actress was obviously too young to be playing "29", and came off as whiny and self-indulgent. The playwright created her character as someone who became increasingly unlikeable. A gem of a scene came just before the end of the play where we find "Stacey" and a stranger at a party unpeeling an "onion of truths" about life. Very nice. Unfortunately, the play was too long by one scene. It should have ended there, but the playwright tried to wrap things up to the point where it felt like a morality play. Some solid work by some of the cast, but I wouldn't recommend it.