presented by Here for Now Theatre in association with Crow’s Theatre
“We didn’t create society for men, we created it to stop men.” This provocative, potentially antagonistic statement comes late in the game; by then, though, it will feel more frank than inflammatory.
When we first meet our unnamed narrator, we like her a lot, but something is… off. She addresses us directly, her smile bright and genuine. She’s stylish and comfortable in her efficient, grey-green jumpsuit. The outfit seems vaguely… militaristic? Is it her posture? It’s hard to parse whatever’s lurking beneath her affable poise.
At the opening of Girls & Boys, we are charmed by this women despite a nagging sense of murky anticipation. Fiona Mongillo is endearing and sincere as she bonds with the audience—through humour, at first—yet the environment she creates is very controlled. Early on, we can’t know why, but she needs this to be so light and crisp. Continue Reading