"The Events" Proves Less Than Riveting | David Finkle

February 13, 2015 12:02 AM

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"In the fall of 2011 playwright David Greig and Actors Touring Company (ATC) Artistic Director Ramin Gray visited Norway spurred by Anders Breivik's attack on public buildings in Oslo and massacre of 77 young people at a youth camp on Utoya Island. During this visit they met a young female vicar who ran a community choir. This meeting inspired both the character whose story was to be told and the central role of the choir in The Events."

I can only say it's a good thing that couple of explanatory sentences is there, albeit in tiny type. Otherwise, I'm afraid I'm might not have had much idea of what went on in front of me for about 90 minutes. That's despite the work's arriving here after nailing down Edinburgh Fringe Festival firsts...

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