Anthony Sanford Jr.
Iconicity is the most enjoyable trip through history through photography one could ever hope to experience. The play artistically explores the stories of some of history’s most famous snapshots. The tales portrayed in the pictures take the audience on a journey through moments of joy, devastation, and all the places in between. It’s a real artist journey!
Oconicity presents both the pictures themselves and the photographers who took them, flowing chronologically one after the other. No two photographs are presented the same; some are shown, others are modeled, some done as movement and music. It is so exciting to see a show that moves as well as effectively as it speaks.
- When speaking, Eleventh Hour Ensemble uses its words effectively to tell these stories. The performers should be commended for nailing what it takes to speak to an audience directly without being either boring, nor impersonal. Don’t be alarmed, this isn’t your standard “Oh God, please don’t let them call on me” type of performance. The breaking of the fourth wall is done so well that audience members have no choice but to feel at home as the white and khaki clad ensemble snaps pictures and infiltrates their existence.
From Iwo Jima to JFK to a very important hockey game, to the twin towers, the play will definitely take you to some important moments in history, and may teach you about a few as well. Above all, Iconicity will cause you to look twice at a picture and truly understand that a picture is worth much more than a thousand words.
Running Time: 55 minutes
- Tickets: Iconicity
- Remaining Shows: Fri, July 18 at 8 . Sun, July 20 at 6 . Fri, July 25 at 6:30 . Sat, July 26 at 7 . Sun, July 27 at 5
- Where: Fort Fringe, 607 New York Avenue, NW