Inverse Theater Company
Kirk Wood Bromley
1 hour 45 minutes
A play about a man sitting in his room attempting to muster the courage to meet his parents for dinner. We quickly discover that there are reasons for his anxiety, stemming from his submission to Syndrome, a "spectrum of psychological disorders" that have taken over his mind via the following code words: Tourette's, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Paranoia, and Delusion. Of course, this man is perfectly normal, but he has a job to do. He must conquer Syndrome. And the only way to do that is by fully engaging, and then defusing, his manic-depressive array of memories, obsessions, and tics.
Timothy McCown Reynolds
Sound Design: John Gideon
Lighting Design: Jeff Nash
Costume Designer: Karen Flood
Stage Manager: Ruthie L. Conde
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Engelke
"It is both highly theatrical and very educational, because notably, Timothy McCown Reynolds delivers a mind boggling performance...Reynolds performs this physically demanding role with the agility of an Olympic gymnast, allowing the audience to see what is normally unavailable to them...He rolls his tongue around Bromley's rapid fire wordplay, his rhyming, rhythmic language, as if it were his own. For his part, Bromley captures the disorder close up: bursts of energy, frustrations, desire, self-loathing, and, yes, humor...All in all, an energetic performance and fascinating evening." nytheatre.com
"Sensitive, enlightening, and always entertaining...Reynolds' performance is a marvel: He leaps abruptly from Egon's gentle tones to the barks of Syndrome, throwing his limbs around and changing voices like a feverish Robin Williams. Like Derek Jacobi in I, Claudius, his character's intelligence shines through the tics." Backstage
In previous productions, it had been called “one of the single most astonishing performances in London right now” by the BBC and “full of lyricism and humor” by the New York Times.