**POSTPONED. Rescheduled dates TBA. ***
by Carly Wijs (BRONKS/Mirvish/Richard Jordan Productions). This play looks at the 2004 terrorist siege of a Russian school through the eyes of the child hostages. Opens Feb 27 and runs to Mar 15, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $39-$99, stu $25.
This Belgian two-hander about students held hostage during 2004s Beslan school siege in Russia is initially intriguing but soon loses much of its power. The young actors have a believable rapport as they scramble around the stage constructing a web-like effect with twine and using black balloons to indicate the position of the terrorists bombs. But the detached presentation of information becomes repetitive, and the scripts ending feels needlessly abrupt.
NN (Glenn Sumi)
Location - CAA Theatre