Based on the title alone, I expected this to veer more into the neighbourhood of a dark comedy, however was quite surprised to get to enjoy a story of a woman who was working to re-trace her family’s roots. There were some really beautiful moments, but on the whole, it felt as though stylistically the script hadn’t quite decided where it wanted to sit. Some refinement could turn this into a really snappy and dark commentary on perspective and history.
Both performers did excellent work inhabiting the many characters, and the monologue that starts the play and then picks up to finish it is a truly delightful piece of dark comedy. That said, the title gave us the punch line in advance of even arriving at the theatre, so a little spark of the surprise was eliminated.
All that to say that it is some fine work and a really neat seed of a script, so well worth checking out.