Company: The Dreamlife Players, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 5 - Son of Warehouse
"Love's Trajectory" shoots for a dramatic commentary on love and loss - but misses by a long shot.
Romantic relationships can be hard to do. And unfortunately, Konrad Antony's two-hander proves it can also be hard to write a compelling drama on the subject.
A man and a woman try to negotiate the complexities of their relationship. He's a slightly milquetoast nerd, she's still trying to get over her last relationship - with another woman.
The situation has good dramatic potential, and Antony's script has moments of decent writing.
But it's sunk by a stiff performance from the playwright in the role of the Man. Sarah LaCroix struggles gamely as the Woman, but can't rise above the material. And it screeches to an end after about 50 minutes with a melodramatic conclusion that screams, "We need an ending of some kind!"Love's Trajectory
shoots for a dramatic commentary on love and loss - but misses by a long shot.