Reviews - Fringe 2019

The Bottom of the Cup

By Julian Nicholson
Published July 27, 2019


The Bottom of the Cup comes from Lago di Lupi Productions in Toronto. Of all the short plays at the Hamilton Visitor Centre, I found this one to be the most problematic.

The play concerns a "psychic", her customer, and a policewoman. Throughout the play, no one is who they seem, and the playwright provides us a morally ambiguous ending.

The play is set in the front of room of the psychics business, with a table, two chairs, and a smaller table upstage with some tea cups and a teapot. The script itself is well written, but I found the execution to be lacking in energy, although that may be because I was the only audience member.

Not a show I can say I really enjoyed, and it does falter a bit compared to sum of the other short plays at this venue.

Julian Nicholson is an actor, writer, and director and has participated in the Hamilton Fringe for many years. Julian has been acting since he attended McMaster in the 1980s, and has extensive experience in professional, alternative, and little theatre. He is also a full member of ACTRA.

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