Offstage (3 stars)

Physical theatre exploring loneliness and depression.

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What appears to be light and entertaining, can be dark and lonely behind the curtains. Using onstage and backstage as a metaphor for public and private lives, OFFSTAGE takes a look behind that curtain at loneliness and depression in a sensitive and timely exploration of suicide.

In a universe, where theatre is life and life is a dream we find two performers, Harley and Pedro. We capture their joys when they are onstage, facing the public with masks, hats and a beautiful smile on their faces. Out of the spotlight however, the mask comes off and they face their struggles. They do whatever they can to help each other through their show night after night.

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9 Aug 20183 stars

All the mind's a stage

Offstage is a physical, nearly wordless play exposing the mental health struggles that can happen behind the mask of performance. At points, the symbolism becomes muddied and can be hard to follow, but the intention of showing that mental health issues…

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