How can you resist a show named Terror? But don’t be fooled, it’s a quiet terror. It creeps up on you long before you realise its there. But once you see it, what’s most terrifying is asking yourself would you do it?
At first, it seemed risky to have a court drama. Many a time they can be dull, the stage restricting and the narrative even more so. After all, you have to follow certain rules in court. But Terror breaks those boundaries. This is oral story telling at its finest. We are transported high into the sky, and deep into an evidence room all on the wings of a person’s word.
This is a thinking play, not a drinking play. Think Court, think Kant, think War on Terror. At an eerily relevant time in our Western world, think a lot about What if? Chris New as Lars Koch, the pilot, is stunningly adamant and fragile. The play it elf with just a dash of comic relief in all the right places is fairly transparent once you get the idea.
Then it’s only a matter of voting on what you believe is right. You may find yourself asking do I act on principle or emotion? And do I act on the same all the time, or, as humans are wont to do – do we change and sub-consciously manipulate our surroundings to fit our own criteria?
You may find the verdict is a landslide, or perhaps it’s a 50/50. How do you value a life against another? Can you really summaries it into one category or the other? That’s just some of the questions Terror will make you ask as you sit on the edge of your seat.
At least you will, if you make it to a performance at QPAC’s Playhouse before its last date on the 23rd of September as part of Brisbane Festival. Grab tickets to Terror HERE.
The reviewer attended the performance on 19th September.