The wonderful thing about what Daniels has accomplished with Diva Royale is that the play manages to both poke good-natured fun at people whose obsessions with things lead them into trouble, while also celebrating the bonds between people who love celebrities, music, movies, anything with their whole heart, no matter what lies in store for them because of that love. Diva Royale doesn’t make you feel superior to these women, it makes you relate to them, feel empathy for them when things go awry, and cheer them on when they are triumphant. And, really, isn’t that what the world needs more of now?
When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their
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The musical tells the tale of Frederick Frankenstein (“Frahn-kin-schteen”), who tries to escape his grandfather Victor’s infamous legacy, but is drawn in by Victor’s notes, which detail the steps to bring a dead body back to life.