Adam Seelig continues his mission of bringing poetic theatre to our attention. In Something is Going to Come, a couple, desperate to be alone, has purchased an isolated house by the sea only to have their privacy invaded by the house seller. The poetic dialogue, the spare set, and the cool-tones lighting the actors all serve to communicate the angst of the May-December couple and the young virile stranger's interest in the woman.
Having seen Seelig's post-911 Antigone Insurgency, and this play, I had to share with Adam that he has a penchant for selecting incredibly talented, charismatic actresses: Cara Ricketts in Antigone and now, Stacie Steadman. Make no mistake,Dwight McFee (He) as the older partner and Michael Blake (The Man) are effective in their roles, but there is no way they can compete with the intangible force that make the audience focus on Steadman (She).
If you haven't already seen Someone is Going to Come, grab a friend and a couple of the resonably priced tickets. I promise that you will have much to discuss when the play has ended. The play runs until March 29th at the Walmer Centre Theatre, 188 Lowther Avenue. 416-915-0201.
Photo Credit: all photos by Yuri Dojc