Quarter Life Crisis
09 October 2020
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Before second lockdown shut all the theatres again, I got to catch Yolanda Mercy’s Quarter Life Crisis at the Bridge Theatre.
In this one-woman-show, we meet Alicia, who is refusing to become a “reap adult” but also doubts her trajectory in life. She struggles comparing her own achievements to those of her friends and family and takes us on a journey of self doubt and discovery.
With a hefty dose of attitude and humour, Quarter Life Crisis is a fantastic production that was a lot of fun to watch, and threw up a lot of questions about societal expectations and personal goals.
Especially in the weird distanced auditorium with so many empty spaces between seats, it was quite jarring to watch a show that dealt with interpersonal connections and human closeness just as much as it did with the view of the self, and how we deal with aging in our society that is so focused on youth.
Of course we can’t get to theatres to see shows right now, but if you get a chance to see this production at some point, I would definitely recommend it.
I miss live theatre so much!