Performed on the intimate Lumos Dental Stage, the production’s design is simple and effective.
By Ben Blyth
ECHO is a charming contemporary reimagining of the Greek fable from Toronto’s emerging A Front Company. Performed on the intimate Lumos Dental Stage, the production’s design is simple and effective, leading the audience through the Pathless Woods and into Narcissus’s famed reflecting pool.
It is in these woods that Narcissus (Tom Shoshani) encounters our eponymous nymph, Echo (Isabelle Ellis). The narrative tracks the course of their intense and destructive relationship; one that is founded on mutual interdependence and necessarily ends in tragedy. Playwright Kole Durnford has produced some engaging material here, although the script occasionally strays the wrong side of cliché. In all, ECHO is an enjoyable and promising new work from an emerging company that should certainly be supported.