Power House: The Disco Energy Dance Along Show
Saturday, July 19 @ Noon
Sunday, July 20 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, July 25 @ 10:00 PM
They say: Power House: The Techno Dance Along Show by Shawn Northrip is a futuristic musical fable rave which casts the audience as dancers whose energy is converted to clean Discotech power. When someone stops dancing, the entire Power House is threatened, and the managers act quickly to keep the lights on.”
Dans take: In a word, in a couple of words, this show was utter bollocks. I tried to muster patience, but my muster flustered as the – not entirely sure how to describe it – certainly not a performance, not a piece of theatre, rather an annoying murmuring of soporific humbug droned on. And eventually I simply had to slip behind the back curtain and walk out, high tailing to the bar next door to quaff some ales and try to put this particular misery out of my head.
What on earth was the point of this? A couple of tweaks might have made this slightly more bearable:
- A story.
- More energy for heavens sake (I actually was quite looking forward to a fringe show promoting itself as one casting the audience as part of the rave….sadly the audience, pumped and primed as they arrived, soon defaulted to occasional swaying, but mostly stood still in the box looking bored).
- Pump up the volume! That might have added some infection.
- Put real drugs on the tray brought out by the waitress touting vitamins.
See it if: You need somewhere on 14th street to hide out or doss down for a snooze.
Skip it if: Anything else critical matters to you.