Adelaide Fringe 2012
Avant-garde theatre that includes physical theatre, visual media, cabaret and jazz interconnects the story of how one man loved and left two women leaving them bitter and cynical about love. He may have been a fun-loving playboy but deep inside he was a complex, disheartened spirit longing for freedom.
This one-woman performance is an interesting mix of mediums through which three characters tell one story from different perspectives. An ageing cabaret performer recounts her love for one man, Jack, and how he broke her heart when he left her unexpectedly. Her throaty jazzy song is accompanied by astounding physical acts and a cigarette in hand. Between scenes a postmodern short film is projected introducing the next character, a young socialite. She is an eclectic mix of sixties fringe and American trash. Using an audience member to film her (creating an ‘avant-garde’ home movie) she spends her time on stage bemoaning her love for Jack and how he left her, turning her into the cynical sceptical she has become. Finally, Jack is given a chance to tell his side of the story using a mash-up of songs spanning eras gone by. His shallow life obscures his depression and a myriad of complex emotions he feels.