Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show – Review

Coffee

Actors pictured (l to r) Wil Knoll and Geneviève Paré. Photo credit Cassie’s Camera

 

Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show 

April 15 to May 2, 2014

Various locations

www.swallowabicycle.com

Listen to my review from CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener at

http://www.cbc.ca/eyeopener/columnists/theatre/2014/04/16/jessica-goldman-reviews-eavesdrop/

 

For everyone – This show is a great  idea without the content to back it up. The wireless headphones and the working coffee shop locale fall into gimmick territory thanks to a script that is neither engaging nor terribly unique. If we don’t care about these characters then why would we want to eavesdrop on them in the first place? On the plus side, Swallow-a-Bicycle has a history of reworking and remounting its plays several times. Perhaps the next incarnation will be more fully formed. SKIP IT TILL NEXT TIME

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