Laurie Anderson's Delusion isn't a theatre piece per say and it's not quite a concert. This will probably result in confusion for anyone going to the Vancouver Playhouse and expecting to see a play. You will be left scratching your head asking yourself "What exactly am I watching?". What you are watching (or not depending on your tolerance for this sort of thing) is a mash-up of experimental rock, spoken word story telling, performance art, and giant projections presented under the moniker of performance art. This sounds a lot cooler than it is and unfortunately the Playhouse is a far too formal venue for this show.
What a blast! Dance, Music and Theatre all in one fun-filled, entertaining, work-out evening.
Is musical theatre known for its subtleties? I guess not. And this is why Beyond Eden — despite its tender treatment of challenging themes — wears its many rich metaphors on its sleeve. Everything is on the surface: beautiful but obvious.