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Review for Everything Will Be Ok and Urgent Little Things

THEATRE
TERRIBLE COMFORT
La Mama Theatre, ends today
Writer-director Robert Reid’s productions have long centres on concepts that could be called dark but in recent years have been tempered by an affectionate humour and levity. This foray into puppetry seems oddly appropriate, then, though we’re still dealing with apocalypse, psychology, cybernetics and demonology. Channelling them through cute or ridiculous dolls prevents things from getting too serious. While at times inscrutable, the two short works, Everything Will Be Ok and Urgent Little Things, are enjoyable if you’re willing to be as unserious as their maker. In doing so you might find the real point behind their apparent chaos too.

John Bailey.
August 1, 2010

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