Death in Bowengabbie (****) until Sun, Mar 22, 2009

March 15, 2009

For once, I can agree with the official blurb for a 2009 Fringe show.

This is indeed a “wicked black fat-heartedcomedy about love, loss and the mourning after”.

Bowengabbie is a fictitious, regional town that has lost is young people to the big cities, at least until family members die, forcing the young departed to return to pay respects to the dear departed. In many ways, it could be Victor Harbor which is affectionately referred to as “God’s waiting room”.
And because the funerals are frequent, the town is good at them, staging elaborately themed events in keeping with the loved ones’ wishes.
This play by Caleb Lewis hits the mark and actor Andrew Brackman does a brilliant job enacting a story full of colourful characters.
Often funny and always very human, I think most audiences will enjoy the story of Oscar, the young man “forced” back to Bowengabbie for a string of family funerals.
Buy tickets with confidence!