I recently saw “Wasteland: A Post-Apocalyptic Romp” at Toronto’s Fringe Festival.
Other than “The Book Of Mormon” I haven’t seen a play probably since I was in elementary school. As a teenager I probably wouldn’t have cared to see it.
I fucking loved this play.
Coming in I was expecting more of a set, but it didn’t take me long to get used to seeing the actors use themselves and the same objects, and have my imagination amp it up! The music was a great touch, as I’m a fan of the modern Fallout games, and Guardians Of The Galaxy, where the upbeat music has stark contrast to the grim reality.
I laughed, I cried (tears of joy, especially when you get to “Under Pressure”), and I was overjoyed that I can love my favourite sci-fi genre in a different medium from movies, books, and video games. I just wish I could buy a recording of this!
Your play taught me that we’re all a little crazy in our own way, and our imaginations can make even the darkest realities more fun to play in.
-Changing perspectives of the vehicle battle scene
-Kaitlin Morrow’s puppetry of the dog was adorable
-The great revelation of Conor Bradbury’s character