|Venue||The Wharf Studio Theatre, Walsh Bay, NSW|
|First Date||18 August 1987|
|Last Date||29 August 1987|
|Description||RETURN SEASON, SYDNEY.
Entr’acte came up with another first-class piece in “Ostraka".... strong feature of the company (is) the importance of design in its work. Not only are the company’s designs striking in their own right, they invariably integrate with the total performance…."McGillick, Financial Review.
"It is rare to see a live performance at which nobody claps. I believe this is a measure of the success of Entr’acte’s Ostraka. The production eliminates all distance between the audience and the performers. It left us, the voyeurs, the audience, in a state of shock. How can you politely clap a production which has been deeply disturbing, and uncompromising in exposing a lot of raw nerves?…Entr’acte break new ground as their focus is on making us recognise this language of violence, and confront the ambiguity of our relationship to it. …A woman runs across the stage towards a mirror with an axe, raising the expectation of a violent act. She stops short of the mirror, turns to the audience and smiles. Our anticipation is subverted, and we are made to acknowledge our conditioned response. Walker, Tribune.
|Description Source||Reviewer's Opinion|
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