Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Edge Theatre: 1/7-2/9
     “Orphans” is an evening of theatre you have got to experience!
     In some past productions of this play some directors have found it difficult to create a balanced vision of the piece.
     This time at The Edge Theatre director Rob Kramer and his superb cast really got it right.
     Christian Mast and Jack Wefso are on fire as siblings who are emotionally scarred by the loss of their mother.
                             Left to Right: Rick Yaconis and Christian Mast

     Mast delivers an endearing portrayal of the developmentally disabled brother. This artist’s ability to create and maintain the quirky behaviors of this character both facially and physiologically is astounding.
     Jack Wefso’s fiery portrait of the brother who appears to be the stronger of the two by surviving as a small time thief to mask his emotional damage rivets.
                               Jack Wefso (in foreground) and Christian Mast

     Rick Yaconis provides the perfectly balanced 
emotional fulcrum as a gangster kidnapped by Wefso’s character. Is he planning violence under a placid façade or paternal comfort to the brothers’ arrested emotional development?
Can you say “cathartic?”
The Edge Theatre
A twisted parody of family bonds and reversal of fortune.
Jan. 17 - Feb. 9
Preview performance Thurs., Jan. 16 @ 8 p.m.
Fri./Sat. & Mon. Jan. 27 @ 8 p.m.; Sat. Feb. 1 & 8 @ 2 p.m.; Sun@ 6 p.m.
*No Performance Sunday, Feb. 2
Tickets: $20 advance $22 at the door
303-232-0363 or online at
The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller Street, Suite 200, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.Marlowe's Musings

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