SCINTILLA at The Road Theatre Company

Chris Rorrer, Jacqueline Wright, and Yennie Lam. Photo by Jenny Graham.

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw.

In Scintilla, directed by Ann Hearn Tobolowsky, playwright Alessandro Camon wraps a dire message about climate change around the chasmal differences between a mercurial artist and her resentful adult son. Not nearly as gripping as Time Alone, his intense and poignant work about the impact of crime on the lives of two very different people, this latest play nonetheless features a timely theme and potentially interesting characters. But what might have played out as a meaningful drama with pressing implications for us all is undercut by misdirection and a tame reading of the pivotal character. Read more…