A Butterfly Effect, Studio, Bakehouse Theatre( Adelaide Fringe)- Review
Do you know that feeling of buying a snack that is beautifully packaged in a glossy cardboard container but, when you open it, the actual product simply crowds half the box? The sort of disappointment that follows is similar to the one I felt after watching A Butterfly Effect. In view of its handsome blurb on the Adelaide Fringe programme, I booked this substantiate full of possibilities. Even more so because the Southern Australian festival, if compared against its Scottish counterpart, has a sparse offering in the morning/ afternoon. Therefore, the 6pm slit- when this appearance was scheduled- …
A half-baked drama aiming to show the long-term consequences thereof our decisions.
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Do you know that feeling of buying a snack that is beautifully packaged in a shiny cardboard box but, when you open it, the actual product simply fills half the box? The sort of disappointment that follows is similar to the one I felt after watching A Butterfly Effect.
In view of its alluring blurb on the Adelaide Fringe programme, I booked this evidence full of expectations. Even more so because the Southern Australian festival, if compared against its Scottish counterpart, has a sparse offering in the morning/afternoon. Therefore, the 6pm slit- when this present was planned- is prime time, with many events happening at once.
As the name recommends, it is intended to provide a jaunt into the consequences of our decisions and how these generate a ripple effect onto a succession of future contests. Saying yes to a time, rejecting a activity offering, deciding to have a child, all fundamental milestones in our lives, particularly because of their long-term inferences. With such a complex topic, I was certain I’d get plenty of food for thought.
In the opening scene, a man and a woman are celebrating his 40 th anniversary, when, almost unintentionally, he advocates they should get married. She jump-start at the opportunity and immediately starts the large-hearted planning, leaving him hesitant about the future. In the second half of the year, we’re represented with the same scene but, this time, he suggests that they should have a baby, which produces a different make of reactions and consequences. Merely partly scripted and too obviously performed ad-lib, the finished product shortfall revelation, scarcely scratching the face of such an intricate matter.
Most of the interactions involve merely two of the actors, whilst the other two try- with good makes- to hide behind some panelling. I wonder why they weren’t working the door that is on stage to actually exit the incident perfectly. Everything screamed academy drama to the point that I felt myself imagining with repent of the other depicts I had discarded instead.
Not even at its first Adelaide jaunt, the blurb boasts a sell-out run in 2015 which wasn’t well-received by the pundits either. Although all the drawbacks seem still unresolved, I trust there must be an audience for it.
Presented by: First DraftBooking Information: This support has completed its current run.
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