INOLA MCGUIRE @ THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATER FESTIVAL
THE MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, SPRING: 2016
At Jewel Box Theatre @ The Workshop, 312 West 36th Street, 4th FL. New York, NY
March 7 – 27, 2016
“Die” written by Leonard D. Goodisman and directed by JC Sullivan; and starring Philip Feldman, Elisa Marti, La Rivers, Mikael Short, Desi Waters and Jayson Wesley.
The audience sees a performer as she enters the stage and the word welcome appears after the hashtag on an Ipad. This play highlights the journey of a mother whose children died under suspicious circumstances, and a police officer and a reporter want to get to the bottom of the story. The reporter wants to interview the mother to verify her story, and throughout the performance a word or phrases are seen after the hashtag for emphasis on the Ipad.
Throughout the act, the audience stays fixated on the plot as the mother meanders her way through the performance. It is important to pay close attention to details, for the truth can be turned into another issue without getting to the bottom of it.
The writer’s message transcends loud and clear. In the past, women have inflected harm on their own children, and they blamed innocent people to avoid prosecution. Deception can only last for a specific time until the truth prevails in order to set the wrongfully accused free.