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Divine Mechanics

A tune-up of comedic timing needed

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Written and directed by Jamie Feldman, this satiric play tackles the issue of the reliance on technology as well as the role of a higher being in contemporary society. A great concept geared for laughs, Divine Mechanics only fails with a lack of comedic timing the plot needs to succeed.Andee Morgan effectively portrays the angel sent to help out Mary (Sam Vaillancourt) when her computer crashes, citing the rule that every 6.7 billion or so prayers receive a divine intervention. Conflict arises when the angel’s human body starts to break down and a grumpy God has to return from a vacation early, only to find he missed out on the information revolution.Mechanics makes effective use of props and pop culture references, and Graeme Everett and Julia Chan are entertaining in their multi-character roles, but the actors could stand to deliver their lines a tad slower in order to achieve maximum results. Some body work to a meandering, sometimes confusing plot would also make Mechanics work more smoothly. Seen Sept. 8

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