Firstly I wish to sincerely apologise to Galleon for never making the trek from Salisbury to Marion in the past. The venue is amazing and the eating establishments in the area are yummy.
I must concur with Ian Rigney’s comment, I too cannot understand why it has taken Lesley Reed so long to direct. This production was extremely funny and fast paced. Interval arrived before we knew it and there was no chance for numb bottoms or wriggling patrons. This play by Michael Hollinger is written with tongue very firmly planted in cheek however addresses the very real dilemma facing us all at times of whether it is ok to do the wrong thing for the right reason.
The exceptional cast of performers handled the comedy extremely well without sliding into the ridiculous or trying to play it strictly for laughs. Whilst all were brilliant, stand outs for me were, as always, Andrew Clark as Brother Martin and Andy Steuart as Jack. Special mention must also go to Josh Van’t Padje as Brother Felix. The final scene between Jack and Brother Felix actually gave me goose-bumps. I am not going to divulge what happens, you have to buy a ticket and find out for yourselves.
The set design by Kym Clayton and Brittany Daw was simple but extremely functional with multiple entrances which were well defined and used effectively. Lighting was also minimal but covered the space well.
I Highly recommend seeing this production.