Manitoba·★★ Review

Your Princess is in Another Castle

The characters spend more time shouting and swearing than they do advancing the plot

The characters spend more time shouting and swearing than they do advancing the plot

(Down the Well Productions)

Rating: ★★ 

Company: Down The Wall Productions

Genre: Play-Comedy

Venue: 4 — Pantages Mainstage

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It's an apocalyptic tale of a world shared by mannequins and men, where reality is live streamed 24/7.  From the creators of Roller Derby Saved My Life, the performance ran 10 minutes short on its opening day. Thankfully. 

Other members of the audience shared my feelings as several people left the theatre by the halfway mark. 

The language is beautiful, in parts, when it is not completely overwhelmed by a barrage of profanities. Do not mistake me, I swear like a sailor when given the chance, but even I felt myself drowning in a sea of "F**k yous." 

With a play, the play is actually the thing, and there is no play here. - Michelle Palansky

The more serious issue lies in the craft. Your Princess is all talk. The Princess and her Prince Charming talk at each other, the mannequins, and the audience. Nothing really happens. They talk, they yell, they preach, but they do not do. With a play, the play is actually the thing, and there is no play here. 

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