An extraordinary and thought-provoking theater production. Hailey McAfee's performance as Effie is mesmerizing, evoking intense emotions and captivating the audience. With a skillful blend of Greek mythology and modern themes, the play keeps the audience engaged until the unexpected ending. Under Rosie Glen-Lambert's brilliant direction, The Attic Collective delivers an exceptional production that challenges and inspires. Don't miss this powerful and captivating theatrical experience at the Fringe Festival.
Written by Gray Owen
Directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert's
Venue: The Broadwater (Studio), 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased here
"Iphigenia in Splott" is an exceptional piece of theater that impresses with its intelligence, emotional impact, and timely relevance. It seamlessly combines thought-provoking elements that leave a profound impression on the audience. Hailey McAfee's performance as Effie is mesmerizing, evoking raw emotions and keeping the audience captivated throughout the show. McAfee flawlessly embodies the character's emotional range, seamlessly transitioning from aggression to seduction, and from violence to pity. Her portrayal is a whirlwind of intensity that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Even if you're unfamiliar with the story of Iphigenia, the daughter of Greek general Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra, who is sacrificed to calm the sea for the Greek forces to set sail to Troy, this skillfully written script keeps you guessing about the connection until the very end. You don't need to be a history buff to appreciate the story being told.
The production's design, including Brandon Blum's innovative stage management and lighting design, as well as Padra Crisafulli's masterful sound design, creates an atmosphere that intensifies the tension and emotional depth of the play. The clever use of stage lighting reflects the bleak world in which Effie exists, with neon reds and popping blues that evoke the austerity-stricken environment depicted on stage.
This theatrical experience is remarkable. It possesses intelligence, emotional depth, and relevance. Under the brilliant direction of Rosie Glen-Lambert, The Attic Collective delivers a production that not only entertains but also challenges and inspires. It leaves a lasting impact, urging audiences to become catalysts for change in a world desperately in need of it.
It provides an interesting contrast to another production by The Attic Collective, "Hedda Gabler," which is also being staged at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. Both shows delve into themes of autonomy and control in one's life. It is certainly worth attending both as they represent opposing perspectives on these themes.
Make no mistake; this is a demanding show that tackles weighty issues and explores the complexities of humanity. However, art is meant to make you uncomfortable. Don't hesitate to witness one of the best solo shows at this year's Fringe Festival.