by Paula Citron
Any production by British provocateur playwright Edward Bond is worth a visit.
Sadly, his distopian Have I None is running only until this weekend. The rusty, mouldy hold of Capt. John’s Harbour Boat is the setting for this bleak look at a future where people are controlled by resettlement and erasing their past.
Director Lary Zappia has done wonders with using the dank space as the cast goes through doors and up and down staircases in a dizzying whirl. Jelena Cakic-Djuric’ stark architectural transformation of the hold is brilliant, while Andjelija Djuric’s costumes are futuristic perfection.
I wanted to savour every word, but with the married couple, Martin Julien’s British accent and Dragana Varagic’ Serbian accent and soft voice prevented that. Dusan Dukic as the visitor, however, is very strong.
Bond paints a sinister picture where private life takes on a whole new meaning. This noir play is chilling in a chilly space.
Have I None continues until Saturday.
From Capt. John’s Harbour Boat, I’m Paula Citron, arts reviewer for CLASSICAL 96.3 FM.