God is an Iron
Adapted by Elizabeth Cano & Bruce Lambie
Black Box Productions Montreal - Montreal, QC
 www.blackboxmontreal.com/god-is-an-iron/
V.13 - School of Contemporary Dancers 
"If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron." 

Stage adaptation from Canadian author Spider Robinson's novel Mindkiller, dealing with the effects of science fiction technology that stimulates the pleasure centres of the brain, and how that tech intersects with depression and suicide.


  
Show Info:
75 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Coarse language, violent content, sexual content
Thu July 20 7:45 PM
Fri July 21 11:00 PM
Tue July 25 12:30 PM
Wed July 26 5:45 PM
Fri July 28 3:30 PM
Sat July 29 7:15 PM
Sun July 30 12:00 PM

God is an Iron

Black Box Productions Montreal—School of Contemporary Dancers

“If a person who indulges in gluttony is a glutton, and a person who commits a felony is a felon, then God is an iron.” I don’t get it. I’ve gone over it several times in my head and it makes no sense to me.  If you know, please enlighten me.

If I would have known before the show, I would have asked the actors. I had a brief moment to meet and chat with them and they’re very nice people. The play covers several very important topics and there are some lessons to learn here. For those two reasons, it pains me very much to write this review.

In a short, succinct clause: the play is boring. My summarisation may be succinct, but that’s the only thing succinct around here. The monologues are too long; the dialogue is too long; and the play is just too long.  The hour seemed like forever because nothing happened. The opening description took 20 minutes, which in itself, is forgivable, but it better pick up fast and be excellent. It didn’t pick up at all and by the end, I wanted to hook myself up to “the wire.”

Murray Hunter