“This is Nothing. This is what Nothing feels like. Empty and black and impossible.”
The Available Light Theatre (AVLT) is a one of a kind theatre company. At just 5 years old, AVLT has built a great reputation for engaging its audience and creating an enjoyable theatre experience.
Available Light Theatre’s newest performance is Hum. Hum is everything you want in a play; mystery, drama, suspense and humor. Hum has a storyline unlike any other live performance I’ve seen. Hum features four actors with 4 very different stories that begin to weave into each other. Stories about monsters in the backyard and day trips to the Ohio Caverns make for a wild ride that I promise will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Hum was written by Ohio playwright Sebastian Hawkes Orr and is being directed by Eleni Papaleonardos. Eleni is the creator of some AVLT favorites such as “Pride and Prejudice” and “God’s Ear”.
I can not begin to do justice to this play through words. It’s a performance that’s best seen. Do you ever see a fantastic and complex movie and begin to tell your friends about and they just can’t seem to grasp the concept? That is the feeling and impression Hum had on me. The play and concepts behind it will stay on your mind for the lingering days after you see it.
The Available Light Theatre has had a standard with their tickets that I have always respected. Hum will be like other shows from AVLT, the tickets will be “Pay What You Want”. That’s exactly what they mean too. There are no ticket prices and there are no minimum donations. You enter the theatre, paying what you feel is best.
You can see Hum from February 10-19 at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. AVLT has showtimes posted on their website.
When you see a play at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, you’re in for a treat. It’s an intimate stage where you no matter where you sit, you’re just a few rows away from the stage.
“You’re watching me and you’re thinking I’m a madman”
Jeremy Taylor is a contributing writer to Columbus Underground, focusing on all topics related to cinema, theatre and the arts. You can read more of Jeremy Taylor’s writing on his blog: Columbus Reel.