BILL BRADFORD REVIEWS THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY SHOW: WHITE NOISE

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Bill Bradford
Hi Drama / July 9, 2013

The original new work by upcoming playwright, Tom Block's - WHITE NOISE, is a compelling examination of the search for beauty, hope and faith performed in an existentialism/ Theatre of the Absurd manner. Tom Block's writting has his own distinct and edgy voice and at moments evokes various styles such as Genet, Piradello, Beckett, John Guare and even Tom Eyens, Directed with purpose, Moema Umann managed to make a demanding play flow seemingly effortless with a dynamic ensemble cast. Dealing with a young artist (Matt Nared) utilizing his muse who is actually a ghost (Gabrielle Young) and his dealing with the world around him and the individuals he meets along the way ( Emily Ward, Daniel Abse, Carol Beaugard, and Susan O'Doherty ) All production values were top notch and an added dimension of incidental Cello Music composed and performed by Desiree Miller enhanced the production. A compelling and provocative work worthwhile to see.