Cardiac Shadow review roundup

Cardiac Shadow review roundup

The recent run of The Cardiac Shadow co-produced by Northern Light Theatre and the Good Women Dance Collective in Edmonton has been receiving an over-whelming amount of raves. Here's what the critics say:

“The heart of humanity beats on in Northern Light Theatre production of Cardiac Shadow.” —Edmonton Journal

“Both visually mesmerizing and profoundly chilling, The Cardiac Shadow by Clay McLeod Chapman, provides viewers with an innovative approach to Holocaust narration… The modern minimalism of the production team is nothing short of masterful brilliance.” —Edmonton Jewish News

“An overarching story of the human spirit soaring above inconceivable torment. The ending comes as something of an unexpected metaphysical miracle. The final moments will stay with you for some time.” —Gig City

The Cardiac Shadow “shows humanity at our most horrible without any need for gruesome images or descriptions because it takes advantage of the most intricate theatre of all – the theatre of the mind.” —After The House Lights

“An elegantly artful little chamber piece. And the chamber in question is the mind, or more precisely the memory vault where the human mind can travel and warm itself when the present is too terrible to bear.” —12th Night

“Beautiful dance, music, theatre and film parallel the horrors of The Cardiac Shadow. Perhaps most chilling is the realization that similar savagery continues today 75 years after the Second World War. So where does that put us?” —St. Albert Gazette

“One of the edgiest plays Northern Light Theatre has ever produced.” —Playbot

Beyond the reviews, a few interiews/profiles popped up. Check them out:

“Insights into the Experience of Nazi Concentration Camps” - St. Albert Gazette

“Remembering the Women of Ravensbrück in The Cardiac Shadow” —After The House Lights

I couldn't be more proud of what Trevor Schmidt and his production team have put together. Congratulations, everyone! If you have a chance to check this show out, please do. Click here for dates and tickets for the show's run.

January 27, 2019

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