Poe & Mathews

Company from LA
No credits where provided for this show

By Stanley Allan Sherman
© copyright September 14, 2012

Poe and Mathews is an imitative adventure of a Edgar Allen Poe character that always is referring to his poems and is very self-absorbed and Mathew a loveable fool who is always causing trouble.  The whole play evolves around the fact they are stuck on this island trying to get off.   How they spend their time is everything.  When you have nothing to do, stuck on an island, what do you do?  Poe hates and loves Mathew and Mathew loves everything and anything, Mathew even creates an extra friend of a rock.  They play children’s games and each week on this island it is a different game.  Poe longs for his home and his writing desk.  Mathew just loves being in the moment.  These two performers play well together and the stage combat hits and slaps are very good.  Most of their hits one does not see the set-up only the action.  This is a fun simple show and these performers play it well.    Their audience was laughs from beginning to end.

Final show is September 14 at 10:00 PM.

The New York Clown Theater Festival runs through Sept. 30th at the Brick Theater http://www.bricktheater.com

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