stratford festival review: a visually stunning story
Work closely with acclaimed director Gillian Killi, lighting designer Leigh Ann Valdi, and playwright David S.
Craig Gerecke creates a fascinating fantasy world with stunning visuals and quirky puppets.
Avoid the traditional set, especially on the journey of the hero\'s Atreyu through the land of death in findatika, Gerecke and Keiley create
The plot itself is simple enough.
In this never-ending storyyear-
Old boy Batada (Jake Runeckles)
While hiding from the bully in the school\'s attic, he was fascinated by a fantasy novel.
This book tells the epic story of Atreyu. Qasim Khan)
A young hero, who tries to save the magical land of fendatika and does not let an evil entity called \"nothing\" devour.
When atriyu is wandering forever
In the changing land of Fantasia, a group of magical creatures were encountered, and Basti himself became more and more part of the story.
Since both Michael Ende\'s original novel and Craig\'s theatrical adaptation are celebrations of the imagination itself, it is appropriate to rely on the imagination of the audience to design the work.
Fantasia-a world of every story-represented by the twinkling night sky
Because there is nothing that will consume the colorful stars that are flashing for that particular story.
Instead of the vast forests, oceans, and prairies like Donne\'s Fantasia, the minimalist landscape becomes the interaction between light and darkness-from the ups and downs of lighting to the rhythmic flash in the music of composer Hockley warkerman.
Fill this light
The fantasy-filled world is a collection of extraordinary creatures-from the balloon lovers of the little man country to the magical lucky dragon Falkor (Ryan Wilkie)
-He helped and hindered atrayou in his great quest to save fantatika.
These creatures created through a series of impressive puppets are one of the highlights of the production.
Andrew Robinson\'s voice-over mararea is a huge, glowing horse that inspires tears by selflessly loyal to arteliu.
The shell of turtle Mora (Kim Horsman)
Made up of a series of glowing green discs that, when she comes out of the sad swamp, spin and flash to reluctantly advise the hero.
The most impressive thing is the huge spike leg (Laura Condlin)
-One of the more dangerous enemies of Atreyu-as her glowing red eyes hover in the dark, rotate in the colors of runes.
Even with all these amazing animals, Sean abackell-in three characters-almost stole the show.
Although his hobbled troll was only a guest, but his ruthless werewolf, Gmork-depicted with an ominous glow mask-is the main opponent of the story ending the imagination by stopping Atreyu from saving the childish Queen (Mamie Zwettler)
From the desire of nothing.
Arbuckle also dubbed and manipulated Urgi and Engywook, a married pair of Goblin, bringing a popular Goldman-style humor to the adventure.
There is an intentional contrast to the lighting that supports the Fantasia background. In the world of Batada, there are some physical scenes of the scene.
The House That Bastian shared with his widowed father (Tim Campbell)
When the bookstore where he started his adventure was full of bright Tiffany lights, it was a very mundane thing.
Still, Keiley and her designer once again used the lights to illustrate that Basti used the floating headlights, the black ones, to get away in chaos from his bully
Dressed pedestrians and harsh traffic signals shared his panic with the audience.
Despite the dazzling lighting design and sublime puppets that fascinate the audience, this never-ending story will not succeed without its fantastic cast of actors.
Proper width of Runeckles-
Like imaginative Bastian, his eyes and simplicity, especially in scenes where he realized he might be part of the story.
Khan is a rather brave atrayu, who has shaped the young hero with perseverance and vulnerability.
The prime minister is responsible for his great pursuit (Condlin)
The Dragon of the Centauri (
Roy Lewis, who is also charming as bookseller Carl Conrad colander)
Khan\'s atliu relies more on his own wisdom than Olin, who is a magical amulet that gives them blessings.
Filled with fascinating visuals, inspiring the curiosity of the children-and the performance celebrating the imagination-the never-ending story is a delightful addition to the strafus Schulich Children\'s play.
Keiley, Gerecke, and their team have created a surprisingly different fantasy world-a bright and strange realistic character-which is the same as what was previously seen on the Avon theater stage
This is a story you want to experience again.
This never-ending story was staged at Avon Theatre until November. 3.