“Two good actors, two sturdy chairs, a play that engages the intellect — what could be better?”
MH370. 9/11 hijackers. Big Tobacco. NSA. Operation Berkshire. CDC. Nursing Home Death Panels. RCMP. HAARP. The Hum driving people crazy. Everything is connected. Everything means something sinister. Just ask Michael. From his one room he can see the truth. If only his sister would listen. Maybe this time she will…
The Conspiracy of Michael is an innovative piece of theatre that wrestles with the hot buttons of conspiracy theories and grief. As one of the mini-Gallery shows, it will draw the audience into a close-up and intimate window to the troubled fragments of someone else’s life. Performed at b contemporary gallery for the 2014 Hamilton Fringe Festival Mini-Gallery Series (July, 2014).
Written by Stephen Near
Directed by Aaron Joel Craig
Stephen Near as Michael
Lauren Repei as Emma
“Murder, Sherlock, sci-fi and paranoia at The Fringe” by Gary Smith; The Hamilton Spectator, July 18, 2014. Check out the feature review in Hamilton Spectator about our production of The Conspiracy of Michael.
Hamilton Spectator REVIEW: “Stephen Near is an elegant writer with a dark, fomenting heart… The Conspiracy of Michael is quivering theatre. Lauren Repei and Near give taut, exacting performances. Aaron Joel Craig directs without intrusion. Two good actors, two sturdy chairs, a play that engages the intellect — what could be better?”
Raise the Hammer.org REVIEW: “Starts with wide-open potential and then turns around an ever-shrinking radius as it progresses toward a deeply personal conclusion… the restrained emotional intensity between [Near] and his [co-star Repei] focuses and humanizes.” Check out the feature review at Raise the Hammer.org of The Conspiracy of Michael.
Read more about the development of The Conspiracy of Michael on the Hamilton Fringe Festival BLOG.