This powerful story...is carefully orchestrated by the very talented [playwright, Lou-Lou] Igbokwe, who with her words successfully creates a world of magic and opens a door into the mind of a child.

The actors are engaging...and physically committed to the choices imposed by the director, Jessica Creane, whose charming vision is executed with the help of great lighting, set design, and professional dancers — all creating their own sort of magic.

Like all well-structured plays, seeds planted at the beginning of the play grow as it continues: as Iyom progresses, it moves into darker themes — secrets and the death of magic. We see a family now battling with their own demons and each other; stories of magic that turn into nightmares; secrets layered upon secrets. The play, with its comparison of magic and faith, asks its viewers important questions: What happens when "hope" is gone? Do we turn on each other? on our family? Who do we blame, when the magic and curiosity ends? The playwright, wisely, does not offer answers to these questions, and those in the audience will continue to contemplate them well after the play ends.

Journalist: 
Emilio Aquino
Published on: 
10/10/2013
About Show: 
Iyom