Tuesday, June 26, 2012

'Slowgirl' at the Claire Tow Theatre, Lincoln Centre

The Claire Tow Theatre is the newest at the Lincoln Centre and is home to LCT3 which produces shows by new playwrights, directors and designers.  LCT3 believes that theatre should be accessible to everyone, not just the privileged and so only charges $20 for all seats all the time.

'Slowgirl' is the first production to play at the Claire Tow Theatre which is located on the rooftop of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.  I prefer small venues (there are only 112 seats) as you are really close to the action and almost feel like part of the performance.

I went to see 'Slowgirl' during the previews on a Sunday afternoon.  I booked last minute and was sat in the front row.  As the theatre is so small there isn't a bad seat in the house, and although I was sat at the side I could see everything perfectly.

The play is about a teenage girl (Sarah Steele) who visits her self-exiled uncle (Ċ½eljko Ivanek) in Costa Rica following a horrific accident involving a fellow class mate.  Both characters have their own problems and as the story continues you learn that they are both running from something.  It was acted brilliantly and I found the story engaging and emotive.  The production was great and the set was cleverly designed, it almost felt like you were in the Costa Rican jungle.

I thoroughly enjoyed 'Slowgirl' and would recommend you see it if you get the chance.  I will also be keeping an eye out for future performances at this theatre as it is a great venue and fantastic value for money.  'Slowgirl' is running until 29th July 2012 and you can get tickets online via the LCT3 website at http://lct.org/index_lct3.htm.

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