It’s a paper-thin veil between life and death, it is, and the regulars at The Weir pub spin the yarns that prove it. But like the ghosts and goblins that color the supernatural tales in the plot, New Village Arts’ production of this Conor McPherson play is inexplicably lifeless.
Four shows might sound like a lot to see in one weekend, but at the La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls (WoW) Festival, that was just a taste of what the event offered. There were more than 21 site-specific and immersive theatre projects ranging from drama, opera, dance and family friendly entertainment.
So they say ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ has grossed over $6 billion worldwide, beating even blockbuster movies. And it’s still going strong in London and New York. But there apparently is still business in U.S. touring, even for a trimmed down version with a chandelier less than menacing.
We pass a frantic man tied up in an attic. It was his family’s attempt to keep him out of the Civil War…
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