BWW Reviews: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company’s CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE is Bold and Innovative

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company is currently producing Diana Amsterdam’s new, darkly comic drama CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE. As part of their mission, Mildred’s Umbrella puts on “bold, innovative and fresh theatrical works,” and CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE perfectly upholds this banner. The work is a cacophony of noise and events told in a seemingly stream-of-consciousness chronology as it leaps through time and place with the bat of an eye. Some parts occur 10 years prior to the central plot, while others occur simultaneously. In effect, Diana Amsterdam’s writing and Jennifer Decker’s directing creates a living, breathing fever dream or bizarre, almost surreal events that deal with how we cope with mortality and death.

via BroadwayWorld.com: BWW Reviews: Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company’s CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE is Bold and Innovative

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