The level of quality of productions and performances was high from the outset as the physical theatre production “Three Wall Temple” (a deconstruction of “The Tempest”) and the movement-based “Metamorphosis” proved. Other inventive productions ranged from adaptations of established plays to innovative original character-based student work. Myer Taub’s “The Merensky Project” delivered a performance art perspective on a key local historical figure that demythologised Merensky without presenting him as an on-stage character, while returning festival favourite “Mythology of the Car Guard” gave audiences a hilarious (and indeed completely mythological!) look at the life of vehicular sentinels.
The departmental honours productions too contributed to the festival excitement. These honours productions – “Behind the Smile, the Secret Frown”; “4th Person”; “PerToeVal”; “A Place for Two”; “Serenade”; “Verwerklikheid”; “Wait Not Want Not”; ‘World-Not” – reinvigorated familiar themes of life and death using modes of performance ranging from the comedic to the abstract.
And now the preparations begin for Krêkvars 2010!