For the record, I hate mimes. I REALLY hate mimes. I will walk a great distance to avoid an encounter with a white-faced, white-gloved, striped-shirt, bowler-hatted mime trying to work his way out of an invisible box.
Thus, I had no intention of every going to the Theatre de l"Ange Fou at the White Church Theatre in Spring Green, until a friend - whose avuncular aversion to mimes is at least as great as mine - urged me to attend. So last year I went to a performance, and ... I was blown away. It was eloquent, moving, magical, entrancing. It was unlike anything I ever thought of as "mime". I was riveted to my seat. My eyes popped out of my head.
Last night, I returned for their final performance of the 2015 season - and I was even more enchanted than I was on my first visit. I'm hooked.
With poetry, dance, music, and film,; with grace, emotion, courage and strength - Theatre de l"Ange Fou wordlessly shares a storyline, a heartbeat, a lifeline to a mysterious world that is entirely familiar and completely alien.
Put it on your To-Do list for next summer. These are world-class artists hailing from all over the world. You won't regret it.
Contributed by Coleman