James and Jamesy In The Dark was a show in which two characters discover that they are actually not the only ones in existence, and together they look for the “next stage” while they question who and why they are.
The show was mostly lit by the unique headpieces worn by the two performers. Alastair Knowles has a very animated light body contrasting the more concrete Aaron Malkin. Their energy together was magnetic and they prove to be masterful clowns as they work off each other and the live audience. Their creative movement or thought-provoking wordplay allowed the audience to become well amused and feel deeply for their longing to “come out of the dark” and better understand their own existence and being.
For myself, I had a very deep and profound reaction to the show. I felt like I was watching another version of the beginning of time on Earth in which there were two Adams, and it was their responsibility to be sent here to set up a place where mankind can live.
The masterful guidance of director David MacMurray Smith is strong as he himself taught clowning to Malkin and Knowles.
Tonight my son Carlen and I attended the premiere show in Vancouver. We were one of the lucky ones to be amongst a Full House of all ages. The show was filled with laughter and it was especially wonderful for my son as Knowles actually came up to us in the middle of the audience and interacted with him! After the show, we even had a chance to meet and greet David MacMurray Smith, Alastair Knowles and Aaron Malkin.
This sensational comic show James and Jamesy In The Dark is a most deLIGHTful way to spend a dark Autumn night.
James and Jamesy In The Dark is showing October 5 -16 at the Waterfront Theatre in Vancouver. Tickets are on sale now online or order by phone at 1-877-840-0457.