Anna, in the Darkness at the Lounge Theatre is a powerful thriller with a malevolent undercurrent that carries its audience from the show’s first suspenseful moment to its very last. And since the audience is literally holed up in the same house as the story’s central character, a small-town teacher turned local pariah, every moment of this psychological drama is underscored by the feeling that we’re in it together and maybe, just maybe, none of us are getting out alive.
Amanda Weier’s direction gives great dynamic shape to this solo show, and as Rebecca Lincoln’s compelling performance ratchets up the tension, we see a character on the verge complete breakdown defiantly clinging to a residual sense of injustice and wrongdoing. Lincoln moves deftly from moments of dark humour to those of paralysing fear. It is a consummate performance that marks her out as an actor of breadth and integrity.
Find out more about this show including performance dates and times at the Hollywood Fringe Festival website www.hollywoodfringe.org