RAGE AGAINST The Complacent presents an allegorical story of young and idealistic journalism students who attempt to fight against "the complacent" mainstream junk-food media a la Buzzfeed and BlogTO. Staged on a blank space, with a lot of mime and chorus-like speaking from the 5 performers, the characters speak at length about how they want to change things, while their actions rarely go further than some internet-activism.
The didactic script is not helped along by the style of direction, which despite some strong individual performances from the actors, lacks a cohesiveness in its vision and rather than showing unity among the characters, comes across as half-baked. The ideas aren't new or exciting, nor is the staging, yet it is all presented to us as if it were.
It isn't all for nought; the young performers are earnest and engaging, but they are failed by the weak material and poor direction. I hope to have the chance to see them in something else down the road.