So, there’s promise, for sure. But the fact that I can condense much of what the creative arts has explicitly offered on depression into one short blog means that there is still much more we can do.
Elizabeth Chan’s performance as Iris Chang in Into the Numbers is a convincing portrayal of mental illness but the lack of background to her story doesn’t give the gravitas this production deserves.
And what an excruciating, yet devastatingly brilliant, two hours they are. The play shows episodes from the life of the women of one family spread over three time periods: one starts in the 1970s, the next in the 1990s and the third in the 2030s.
Feminist reading of Ophelia is brilliantly written, but its staging is over-elaborate and its message is questionable.
One man’s psychological problems make for a powerful thriller that digs deep into our current anxieties.