Demons of the Mind
Presented by Theatre on Tap
Reviewed: 2008-07-17 14:57:09
By: Leila Marston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A light dawns on a bare, dark stage. A woman unfurls from tangled streamers and falls with the effortless grace of the rain. Her incredible physical self-control masks a psyche unhinged.
Talia Pura's moving Demons of the Mind stands tribute to the great theatre that can be created with a minimum of props and sets. Pura twists and turns, reclines and hangs, moving her body sinuously through a problem as complex as her knotwork. At her side stands a clever but perplexed professional (Harry Nelken), uncertain what to do, unable to turn away. The two weave a compelling drama, effectively punctuated by William Pura's austere score.
Great love and mute terror, the meaning of guilt and redemption, Demons delves into these courageously. No clear answers are provided - only the unforgettable web spun onstage by these gifted performers.
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