There’s a new kid on the block, they are called inFurnace! They are staging their first production Stone Cold Dead Serious, a play by Adam Rapp at the Geordie Productions Theatre at L’Espace 4001. It was 2 for 1 “date night” Tuesday and the black box bleachers filled up quickly with diverse and trendy plateau theatre goers.
Sean Colby did a great job as Wynne Ledbetter, sporting blue hair and and anime style button up shirt. He found a balance between nerdy gamer and foul-mouthed badass in his performance. He wins a video game contest and is New York bound to participate in a live-action battle.
Shaylee Ledbetter, the sister of the family, played by Brittany Drisdelle was a whirlwind of emotion. I enjoyed her raunchy, playful nature and even in her unstable craziness, there were touching moments of sincerity. The good-hearted and hardworking mother Linda Ledbetter (Melissa Paulson) is one of those characters that lights up the room and is super positive, despite some challenging circumstances. She tries desperately to keep Wynne from going, but he has his own money from fixing computers and a fire in his belly to win the million dollar prize.
Of the family, my favourite character had to be the father, Cliffe Ledbetter (Petros Kladis). Living mostly in a cloud of beer, pain killers, and shopping channel programming, his moments of clarity were both comedic and revealing. All of the characters in the show were played well, and the whacky minor characters will have you entertained and surprised!
I took notice of the sound design crafted by Jordan Walder. The cues were bang on, and the use of voice over was done really well. Congrats to Stuart Fink for directing a great show and to the entire team for an exceptional execution!
You can still catch this little gem of a show for the next three days, so go check it out!
Tickets are $15 Regular/$12 Student
October 10, 11, 12 – 8:00 pm
2 FOR 1 Saturday, October 12th at 1:00 pm