Dream Catcher Review - A Duel Between Science and Spirit

The battle between saving and world and saving the past comes into focus in DREAM CATCHER, the tale of a confrontation between the principles and benefits of science and the cultural and spiritual needs of the human pirit.

Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell - Photo by Ed Krieger

 

An engineer on his way up in a megabucks corporation, Ray is all set to implement his project, a huge forest of solar panels designed to generate power and turn a desert into an oasis. His affair with the sexy Opal, a local Native American Mojave woman, seems to be the cherry on top of his professional sundae. Opal finds it difficult to comprehend Ray’s broad theories, while Ray finds Opal’s cultural beliefs and lore quaint and mildly amusing. Until, that is, she discovers the bony fragments of her people mixed into the desert sand in what promises to be an ancient Indian burial ground at the center of Ray’s future solar dream. Her discovery can halt the billion dollar industrial project immediately - and perhaps also her nascent love for this exciting urban visitor. Will this dilemma be resolved? To find out, you’ll just have to see DREAM CATCHER.

Brian Tichnell and Elizabeth Frances - Photo by Ed Krieger

DREAM CATCHER is a thought-provoking piece that is timely and will resonate with the many who are worried about the planet’s future. Issues of contemporary concern abound, including global warming, climate change, and the potentially destructive role of earth’s citizens in reaching the “end of days.” Playwright Stephen Sachs has taken academic and somewhat impersonal concerns and woven them into a very personal story of two people who are faced with the ultimate test of their love. How will their decisions, moral and personal, impact upon their future and the futures of all of us?

Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell - Photo by Ed Krieger

 

Elizabeth Frances (Opal) and Brian Tichnell (Roy) give stunning performance as the lovers thrown into a moral dilemma. Director Cameron Watson strikes just the right note in this scientific yet spiritual play, certainly no small feat. Jeffrey McLaughlin’s sandy set is spare and actually transforms the audience into part of the scene. Luke Moyer’s lighting, Peter Bayne’s sound, and Terri A. Lewis’ costumes add to the arid yet under-the-surface boiling proceedings. But the focus in DREAM CATCHER always remains on the two individuals who touch physically but may be unable to touch spiritually.

Brian Tichnell and Elizabeth Frances - Photo by Ed Krieger

 

DREAM CATCHER runs through March 21, 2016, at the Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from $15 to $34.95. For reservations, call 323-663-1525 or go online at www.FountainTheatre.com.

 

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