An Elegy for Peter Through

Official picture for An Elegy for Peter Through.

Theatre on the Square Stage Two, four stars, see remaining performing times here.

Savage At Last presents six actors who seamlessly switch between the 13 different characters: campers, counselors, a police officer, and funeral directors. They alternate between surprisingly thoughtful eulogies to the deceased, and flashbacks to an ill-fated canoe trip where, the audience learns, the campers first encountered Peter Through after he had already expired. During the flashback scenes, their humorous yet realistic soundtrack of outdoor insects and animals; and minimalist yet effective choreography to depict rowing, capsizing, diving into the water, and even administering a shot from an EpiPen to the kid with all of the allergies, make you almost feel like you are with them on a river teeming with mosquitoes, and not in the air conditioned second stage at Theatre on the Square. David Mosedale, Kelsey Miller, Sara Gable, Janice Hibbard, Zach Stonerock, and Beth Clark, directed by Ann Marie Elliott, give heartwarming performances in this dark comedy about death, childhood, and memories of camping with the popular girls, the counselors who are secretly in love with each other, the shy kids, and the counselors trying to keep it together for the good of the group.

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