This show explores the concept of procrastination through acrobatics. Video games and fiction intertwine with real life. The structure could be stronger, and the show could have been longer, but the script was funny and I really enjoyed the idea of it.
One of the main things about the show is it heavily relies on references to video games and anime culture. So if you aren't or in that world of video games or anime, you may feel lost or out of place in the theatre. The only thing keeping those references together is acrobatics. So the show mainly has acrobatics as the glue to keep the audience interested when all she starts to fall. (Haha, get it? Fall? It's acrobatics and they fall. Nevermind...)
My Imagination Ran Away Without Me is playing at the Waterfront Theatre 6 - 16 September as part of the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival.
~ reviewed by Michelle Williams
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Hi, this is Michelle. I'm going to be reviewing the show My Imagination Ran Away With Me, at the Waterfront Theatre. From what little information that I got on it, it's basically going to be like a mini-version of a circus show. It's going to be in tents. There's going to a lot of feelings, probably. And the show is written by Josh Green, and the artists are from Vancouver, so the artists are local. Yeah. So I'm going to check back in later, after I see the show, and let you know what my review is.
So I just saw My Imagination Ran Away With Me, at the Waterfront and I have some thoughts on it. I do. I just have to gather them first. So the things that I enjoyed about My Imagination Ran Away With Me is the acrobats' part of the show was really enjoyable, it was done well. There were a few hiccups, but of course, with acrobats, it doesn't matter how many times you go over it, chances are something is going to go a little bit off, so long as nobody got seriously injured, it's all good. So I enjoyed that part of the show.
I did enjoy the idea of having video games and fiction kind of intertwine with real life and basically, I guess, jump out of the screen, or off the book into reality. I thought that idea of the show was really good.
What the show lacked was a bit of structure to that idea, and trying to intertwine that with the acrobats because I felt like the dialect between the acrobats and the actual idea of having those realities intertwine was a bit lost. So that's one of the things that I feel like could've been a bit stronger, but the overall show was really good.
I enjoyed ... Yeah, the acrobats, and the idea of it. And the imagination, basically. It's in the title, the imagination kind of running into the reality of the main character.
The script itself was funny. It had some good laughs here and there. What did kind of bother me a bit is the music was too loud. This could be a technical thing as well, because this was the first show, this was their first show, running the whole thing. So the music was too loud, so I didn't always here the actors dialogue, and that got lost.
The show itself does only run for 30 minutes, which is really short for a show like this. I feel like it could have been a little bit longer. I would've liked to see a bit more acrobats and see the whole script more fleshed out. So that's something that I would like to see in future shows.
Again, that's My Imagination Ran Away With Me at the Waterfront Theatre and this is ... I'm Michelle. And this is Theatre Addicts.
I agree. It seemed like a good concept for a show but underdeveloped.
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