Review of Rimers of Eldritch at CLC

Quote of the Day:  People think what they want to think, and don’t what they don’t. The character Skelly in Rimers of Eldritch written by Landford Wilson, directed by Patrick Spradlin, playing on the Dryden Stage at Central Lakes College (CLC) May 1-3 and 8-10. Last night’s performance was sold out, but I sneaked in anyway. It helps to know the director, the techie, and be a strong supporter of theatre. The 18 characters in The Rimers of Eldritch could be your neighbors, especially if you live in a small town. It could be your own small town, or the one down the road. You know the one, where the movie house closed up years ago. The gas station is the sole business where folks run in for milk and a cup of gossip. The young people leave as soon as they graduate from high school. And, the ones who stay feel stuck in the roles that their parents and grandparents played. While people seem to know too much about each other, the residents have guarded secrets and suspicions. Anyone who seems a little odd, or a non-conformist, lives on the fringes and is easy target for blame. No one wants to think that the hero of  the town could have flaws, or that the crazy guy in the shack has honorable intentions. At times, it’s tough to watch The...

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