Feels like a silent film
The Old Folks Make A Scene or Another Old-Fashioned Melodrama
KC Fringe Festival
After meeting Zachary Weaver and hearing about the show he wrote, "The Old Folks Make a Scene or Another Old-Fashioned Melodrama" I decided to check it out.
This show made me feel like I was watching an old silent movie. Take Dottie Lamont (Ellen Pajor) for example. As an old woman just coming to live in the nursing home, she walks with a cane and has glasses, but when we see her inner monologue, the glasses come off and the cane is left behind. When her younger inner self is done, she's back to the cane and glasses. The transitions between old and young reminded me very much of in a silent movie when the actor would take a dramatic pose right before it cut to the screen with his line on it.
The cast consists of Ellen Pajor (Dottie Lamont...whose name and portrayal of the character made me think of Leena Lamont from "Singing in the Rain"), Zachary Weaver (Guy Goodman/playwright), Dan Kavanaugh (Terrence Goodman), Alyx Vacca (Bertha), and Catherine Pajor (Peggy Ann). Each excelled in their own way, and each character was well thought-out and had a depth that was pleasant to watch. The train scene is not to be missed!
The final performance is today (Sun) at 4pm at Vulcan's Forge.
read the review at KC Stage