Printable CopyNIKOLA AND I
Dream Well
Until 16 Mar 2018

Review by Kylie Pedler

When the invitation of refreshments is followed by a shaman who hits a singing bowl above your head, asks you to turn around, breathe deeply and accept a trip (a breath mint) before entering the venue you are entitled to be sceptical.

David Geddes’ play is weird, intense and a philosophical, scientific overload. However, as an actor he is highly skilled, moving seamlessly between the different characters he portrays.

As Nik, Geddes is intelligent and charismatic embellishing on the genius who was Nikola Tesla and the true historical events around the Philadelphia Experiment. As Ola, Geddes explores the possibility of other worldly realms and beings and poses many wonderings. The character, I, brings in the present and provokes questions around the value and significance of everyday events within the universe. At times this character’s thinking is hard to follow.

As Geddes moves between his characters it is evident that the play is well rehearsed as Gail Fay, lighting and sound operator follows in sync.

This show is not for everyone, but if you are into exploring the philosophy of alternate dimensions and science of electricity you may enjoy this one.

Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)