When I booked Click Chamber for this festival I thought I knew what I was getting audience into; I was mistaken. This is no mere ensemble piece, it's a kick in the face. Six monologues tell one twisted tale of a drug deal gone exactly how you would expect it to--horribly bloody wrong. Imagine if Tarantino wrote lyrical monologues for the stage... We meet a drug addled self-styled Poet lothario as well as his ersatz dead but still hard-core mistress as well as a man simply called the Boss whose hands are as cold as his heart. In addition, there is a a character who embodies "thug-chic" and an assassin from across the pond with a heart of gold (okay, maybe gold-plating). The staging is basic, but effective and the performances are strong. But is it offensive, you say? I'll leave that designation to the beholder. It ain't for the meek.
There is only more chance to see this show before it decamps back to Buffalo. Our loss is Upstate's gain.
Sat. 5/3 at 7pm
Because everyone going after the prize ultimately dies.
Ribbon Candy is a potent drug, perverting the streets, and being the demon of choice. Crime waits for no man, and the learning curve is overshot as soon as you step foot on the road. Six characters brought together by the most human and no longer human of conditions… death and each other.
Price: $15 (tix online and at the Box Office 30 minutes before curtain)