What: Cassie & The Lights
Where: Little Theatre at RCC
Duration: 60 minutes
When: now through to March 15
By Tomika Salerno
‘Cassie And The Lights’, presented by Patch and Blue Theatre, will take you on a journey through the lives of Cassie, Tin and Kit who were abandoned by their mother at a young age. Based on real life court cases and interviews with children in the system, this story will show you the ups and downs that children in foster care come across.
Cassie, 17 played by Alex Brain has a huge responsibility of looking after her two younger sisters Tin, 11 played by Michaela Murphy and Kit, 8 played by Emily McGlynn. Even though they all live with there fosters parents, Cassie cannot seem to let them go. Is Cassie the right person to look after Tin and Kit or should she let Mark and Barbara adopt them?
Michaela and Emily, both did a great job at acting as young children. They really knew how to get into character, and their performance was extremely animated, as a young child would be. Alex, played her character superbly, you could really feel the emotion of the hard ship she was going through. The play was a little bit different to what I would usually see at the fringe, but it was a nice change, and the actors really kept the audience engaged. At times the show was quite confronting, and it did have some of the crowd holding back their tears.
If you’re over seeing your typical comedy show, or circus act at the fringe, then I recommend ‘Cassie And The Lights’. Even though, sad at times, it was interesting to try and understand the perspective of what children in foster care might be going through.