I’ve seen another three plays at the Fringe all of them excellent! One made me cry. One made me laugh and one left me puzzled.
Ingrid Garner has adapted an autobiography written by her grandmother, an American teenager trapped in Berlin during World War II. It is a powerful and emotional story staged with appropriate slides in the background, complimentary sound effects and an emotional performance by Ingrid. Just a warning. Ingrid speaks very quickly so you have to be focused and attentive to catch everything, but the story is riveting enough to make that pretty easy. I attended with a friend whose aunt survived the horrors of war-torn Berlin during her teenage years and my friend found the play very poignant. I can whole heartedly recommend it.Penny Ashton is very funny and very talented as she plays a whole host of characters in her unique Jane Austen story Promise and Promiscuity. It contains many lines from Jane’s well- known works.
Penny sings original songs and she called up a man from the audience to dance in a lovely humorous scene. I am a Jane Austen fan. I have read most of her books, some more than once, and have watched movie versions of many of her stories. But I think you would enjoy this play even if you don’t know anything about Jane Austen.
The actors in renowned playwright Harold Pinter’s Old Times are superb!! The three are all consummate professionals and deliver a script that will leave you engaged but puzzled. What was REALLY going on? I did a little research when I got home but to my surprise there is no definitive answer even from literary critics and reviewers who all have their own idea about what exactly is transpiring in this play. Go and see it for yourself and let me know what you think.