Drops in a Broken Fountain
by Emma Leck
Geodesic Productions - Victoria, BC
V.6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse 
What does it mean to have done something so horrible you can never let it go?

Sergey lives in suffering to punish himself for the extremist act he committed as a teen. An innocuous hello from a mysterious stranger rattles the walls of his self-imposed exile, and his deeply troubled past comes to light.

Winner of the 2018 WINNIPEG FRINGE NEW PLAY CONTEST, Drops in a Broken Fountain explores love, guilt and the intergenerational effects of extremism.

Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $11

Genre:
Play-Drama

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings: Violent Content, Trigger warning: Deals with themes of Islamophobia and self-harm.
Thu July 19 5:15 PM
Fri July 20 12:00 PM
Sat July 21 5:30 PM
Sun July 22 10:00 PM
Tue July 24 4:45 PM
Thu July 26 5:30 PM
Fri July 27 2:00 PM
Sat July 28 9:00 PM

Drops in a Broken Fountain

Geodesic Productions—Tom Hendry Warehouse

To say it was a touch stilted would be an understatement. Dialogue was forced and often the delivery of it didn’t help, and while it perhaps was intentional the intention didn’t help. I wasn’t taken in, and it felt to me something that missed a workshop before production. There were long stretches of silence that not only broke the flow of the show, but slowed it down. One song was used throughout the entire show, which generally I wouldn’t have an issue with, however in this case it was clearly a stock ominous music track, and it got tedious very quickly. In light of all this, it was fine, the message is there, but needs work.

Arden Pruden