Melbourne Fringe: i don’t make good choices

rebekah robertson i don’t make good choicesWritten and directed by Rebekah Robertson, i don’t make good choices is the story of one woman’s dilemma in being shut in for too many days without talking to people. Initially nervous, the character soon finds her nerve and begins telling a story of recent events, observations, and confessions.

Her story culminates in an unexpected romantic encounter that – like the ending to Steve McQueen’s movie, Shame – could go either way. The show is intriguing as soon as the audience file in. Rebekah reads while music plays as we take our seats, meandering around a small table with a pot of tea, with a pile of books to the side. When the music shifts and the show starts.

Rebekah is an excellent storyteller, but too often elements of the story and its delivery felt disconnected. There were many threads, but not all of them were weaved together as well as others. i don’t make good choices has a good story at its core, but a few distractions along the way unfortunately muddle its delivery.

i don’t make good choices
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Performance: Tuesday 25 September 2018  -7.00pm
Season: 25 – 29 September 2018

Image: Rebekah Robertson (supplied)

Review: David Collins