Los Angeles Theater Review: COLDWATER (Son of Semele in Silverlake)

by Mia Bonadonna on March 2, 2014

in Theater-Los Angeles

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A HEART-POUNDING, COSMOS-QUESTIONING PIECE OF THEATER

Today may be your last chance to see Blue Cube’s hauntingly philosophical drama, Coldwater, but now that it has been tried out as part of Son of Semele’s Company Creation Festival, the hope is that this exciting work will soon get its own run.

Damon Dunay and Alexander Greer in COLDWATER by Blue Cube at Son of Semele Ensemble.

The plot follows three characters caught in a dangerous twist of fate as they drive toward Coldwater Canyon. Through writer/director Mar Gómez Glez’s incisive and insightful staging, a twisted narrative explores the ambiguity of morality through themes of trauma, human rights in a war zone, metaphysical inconsistencies in a tangible reality, fear, the impact of literature, and dark matter – all while critically examining Nabokov’s conception of the human consciousness in the cosmos.

Noelle Greer, Damon Dunay and Alexander Greer in COLDWATER by Blue Cube at Son of Semele Ensemble.

The engaging cast (Alexander Greer, Noelle Kenney, and Damon Dunay) gives arresting, perfectly executed performances brimming with emotive action that draws the audience deep into their fray of wrought empathy, anxiety, intelligent wonder, and eerie salience. This reviewer can only hope that Coldwater will reemerge; until then, I can’t think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday at 5:00 than taking in this smart, thought-provoking work.

Damon Dunay and Noelle Kenney in COLDWATER by Blue Cube at Son of Semele Ensemble.

photos by Alvaro Martin Blanco

Noelle Greer and Damon Dunay in COLDWATER by Blue Cube at Son of Semele Ensemble.Coldwater
Blue Cube
part of Son of Semele Ensemble’s
Company Creation Festival
Son of Semele Theater
3301 Beverly Blvd. in Silverlake
scheduled to end March 2, 2014
for tickets, visit www.sonofsemele.org