Last week I was invited to the opening night of Colt Coeur’s production of the original work “Recall” down at The Wild Project’s eco-friendly space in Alphabet City. I had no idea what to expect and I hadn’t had any time during the day to read a blurb online so I was clueless.
Recall is a timeless tale of history repeating itself. Taking place in a dingy apartment in Nowhere, USA, Recall was a dark story about a woman and her violent daughter who are on the run from yet another town. They’ve taken up residence with friend-of-a-friend who is a little off from the beginning. Each character has their own mental demons and various twist plots and betrayals lead to yet another death at the end. Recall refers to what happens to child when they’re taken out of school (recalled) and never heard from again after some questionable behavior.
The cast, Katya Campbell, Owen Campbell, Jordyn DiNatale, Caleb Scott, and Colleen Werthman, all have a heavy task of portraying mentally disturbed characters who aren’t contrived and each succeed. My favorite was probably Owen Campbell, who played Lucy’s friend at school who’s also afraid of being recalled Quinn. He was an incredibly talented young man who’d just graduated from LaGuardia HS earlier that day. I think that he has a bright future ahead of him in the business.
Recall is an eerie and interesting production. Definitely worth at least one look.