reviewed by Paula Citron
Atomic Vaudville/Theatre Passe Muraille
Written by Jacob Richmond
Directed by Jacob Richmond and Britt Small
Starring Celine Stubel and Amitai Marmorstein
At Theatre Passe Muraille until Dec. 6
Atomic Vaudville is an innovative company based in Victoria and they have come east with their hit show Legoland. This play by Jacob Richmond manages to be satiric, whimsical, and provocative all at the same time. It is also very amusing.
The premise is that the Lamb children, Penny and Ezra, have grown up on a nudist hippie commune. Legoland is the outside world. When Penny and Ezra escape to Legoland in search of a rock star, their misadventures begin.
Richmond and co-director Britt Small have staged Legoland like a children’s story amid Janis Ward’s delightful set, which makes the play even more disturbing. Celine Stubel as Penny and Amitai Marmorstein as Ezra understand the droll nature of the dialogue. The problem is, they lose lines when they talk too fast, and the audience wants to savour every word.
Legoland, however, is on my must see list as very satisfying theatre.
Legoland continues at Theatre Passe Muraille until Dec. 6.