Wang understands his audience and is making a play for himself and those around him. There’s a familiarity and complete lack of self-consciousness in the script and his overall performance. From puppets to musical numbers to high intensity one man action scenes, it really is a delight to watch the sheer imagination of Wang come to life.
Here's a peek into my chat with the creator of the play, Sam Wang.
Nicole Pingon spins our heads with another captivating work. Spider in my Soup is driven by the quirky understanding that spiders are versions of ourselves from the future, looking back on our memories; either peacefully reliving it or wishing for a change in the outcome.
Performed at the Bondi Pavilion Gallery as a part of Bondi Feast, this work is deeply rooted in its connection to nature. Spiders linger in the corners of the room, spinning and weaving their webs and watching everyone. Strings are tied around the space, looping under chairs and wrapping around posts. Spider in my Soup follows the grounded childhood friendship of two girls, to their meandering adolescence.
Lara Franzi had a conversation with Director (and fellow Playwave Creative!) Nicole Pingon about the show and its evolution.