Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee

In Short Productions
C Chambers Street

Lee Macalinder is one of society's accidentally lost youths. His life spirals out of control when his father leaves the family home. Brutality catches up with him and takes him on this joyride. He, purely by chance, brings along a very troubled and mostly silent Leila Suleiman who accepts him without question and seems to encourage him when he is the most vulnerable. A curious question not answered in the script or the production is why it’s Leila and Lee and not Lee and Leila.

It’s heartbreaking to see what happens to the youth that live on the fringes of society. We can catch them and possibly save them or we can let them drown by being too busy to care.

The cast, headed by Kyle Major and Helen Cooper and directed by Fiona Mackinnon and Eleanor Crouch, do a seamless job. Tom Gilbert, Joe Newton and Daisy Black ably round out the cast. The incidental music composed and performed by Becky Ripley and David Ridley adds just what this play needs.

Reviewer: Catherine Henry Lamm

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