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At times the treatment of sexual violence is deeply disturbing, but the talented cast is able to focus attention on the human emotions behind the play's nightmarish vision. Sheena Irving movingly expresses the existential torment of a woman who loses her identity as she alternates between a loveless marriage and the depravity of the sex industry.
Jeff Szusterman effectively gives voice to a persuasive sense of alienation and Thomas Sainsbury brings amusing irony to his portrayal of psychotic villain who likes to indulge in gleefully deranged gastronomic fantasies."
Paul Simei-Barton, NZ Herald
"With clever metaphors between glass and the innate fractures of close relationships, parallels pertaining to the distance of cities, (Malmo & Copenhagen) and the journey of discovering another part of oneself previously repressed, albeit far from home, Close City is a story that alongside superb acting, clever and detailed artistic direction that leaves one feeling not quite the same as when they entered.Thought-provoking and engaging, this is one show of the Basement Theatre’s Spring Season that is a must-see!"
Monique Perera - Mac + Mae