By Shane Adamczak
Directed by Damon Lockwood
Performed by Shane Adamczak, Amanda Woodhams and Ben Russell
The Blue Room Theatre
Until October 26
(Shane Adamczak) is a young man with a problem - he dreams too much. His
therapist, Dr Vangillies, explains that he spends 85 per cent of his
slumber in REM sleep, the time of dreams. It dominates his nights, and
waking dreams wreck his days.
A girl - with trampoline - moves in
across the street. Kelly (Amanda Woodhams, who also plays Vangillies) is
also troubled, but the reasons for her distress are much more obvious.
She's lost her mother to cancer and her father's grief has turned to
It's not unusual to have sympathy for a play's
characters but Adamczak makes us really feel these damaged kids are
entitled to a happy ending.
the end, Kelly cures Matt as he frees her. But Adamczak sows a last
seed of doubt when, in the play's final line, Kelly tells Matt: "I'm
your dream come true, baby."
And maybe she is. Or maybe that's all she is.
Link here to the complete review in The West Australian