Ashes to Ashes
Twilight Productions; Indianapolis
4 and a half stars
What happens when a career-locked man visits his aging hippy
father to help spread the ashes of his deceased mother? In this case, really
solid drama. The dynamics of the script and the interplay of the actors is
quite astounding, as father and son are hurled into a situation full of pain
and self-reflection. Above all, it's the rapport between the two main actors
that turns the show into something quite moving and beautiful. Some of the
play's best moments arise when the two men are simply sitting and reminiscing,
borne on waves of remembrance into the past.
Theatre on the Square, Stage Two: Thursday, Aug. 26, 9:00 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m.