Levelland by Rich Hall (3 stars)

  • List.co.uk
  • 21 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Stand up comedian and writer Rich Hall has penned a projected perception of where his country will be if the path it's treading remains the same. With gas pushing ten dollars a gallon, the USA is stirring from its paralysis of prosperity, rubbing its eyes and recognising itself as an empire floundering on the edge of destruction.

It's a dark, and at times funny, three-hander that comes at a poignant time in our modern history. Refreshing cynicism projected from the isolated radio studio of cult hero Waymen (Hall) battles the white supremacy hearsay he faces on the phone each day. The addition of a hitchhiking down-and-out (Rory Keenan) with a rare and dangerous ability to locate our most coveted commodity throws the production down a new line which although not particularly convincing, does encourages one to think. (Eddie Thornton)

Assembly Rooms, 226 2428, until Aug 28, 3.20pm, £15-£16 (£14-£15).

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