Perfect for the Halloween spooky season, Language of Angels begins in a cave on the edge of a rural North Carolina town, where a teenaged girl once went missing. One of nine friends is responsible for her death, yet her ghostly, echoed cries will haunt each of them forever. Woven together are the parallel paths each friend takes that lead to their own tragic fates. Hidden beneath the scary, mysterious exterior, Language of Angels is ultimately a touching and deeply heartfelt play.
Presented by Three Crows THeatre
Language of Angels Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Not Recommended
"...Under Kristin Davis's direction, the plot veers between decades with the clarity of a stagnant swamp on a moonless night. It's further bogged down by ponderous pauses, usually inserted around dialogue that would have fit right into the bilge masquerading as Confucian wisdom in the 1970s "martial arts" TV series Kung Fu. For example, "That's the thing about a ladder." Long, portentous pause: "It works both ways." Mind. Blown. (Not really.) At several points, characters reprimand each other for talking about people who mean nothing to the people they are talking to. The audience could make the same complaint."
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Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended
"...An unusual, psychological ghost story, this play takes many liberties with time and place. Kristin Davisí production of this often confusing play is always mesmerizing. Naomi Iizuka is a playwright who creates thought-provoking and haunting dramas that stay with her audiences long after the final curtain. Itís a great way for the cerebral theatergoer to really get into the Halloween spirit."
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