COLD WAR | Review
What do snow cones, punk rock and drones have in common? The answer is… we’re still not sure.
If you’re looking for a weird time, this is it.
Cold War is a display of modern anarchy. The two performers create a casual show heavy on audience interaction and what was presumably at least some level of improvisation. Their quick-witted discussions tackle topics you would (or, I would) cover with your own friends – from conspiracy theories, to post-apocalyptic “would you eat the baby” questions, to reminiscing on childhood memories with the eyes of a more discerning adult. Some of the stories will leave you wondering whether or not they were in fact true, but at the end of the day, it’s theatre, and it doesn’t really matter. What I liked about it was that it got you thinking.
If you’re looking for a nice show, this isn’t it. But if you’re looking to see something that will challenge you and be completely unapologetically weird, then you’ll have a blast. For me, it was refreshing to see something out of the ordinary. It was weird, and sometimes uncomfortable, and sometimes reminded me of the kind of show my best friend and I would put on if we wrote the script. It was almost like peering into someone else’s relationship with their closest friend. Two weirdos divulging their collective minds to the world, live on stage. But beyond that, it’s also a show about pushing boundaries and breaking the ordinary. Whatever you have imagined this show to be from their epic polar bear advertisement image, it’s probably not that. And that’s kind of the best part.
Cold War is located in the Little Theatre of RCC. I would recommend this show for 20-60 year olds, and for anyone who is adventurous and slightly strange at heart.