Disorienting. Dizzying. Disorder. KLPAC’s latest production OCD puts on a show strange to us but devastatingly accurate for its sufferers.
My first impression of OCD was that, maybe, it might have been a little much. At some points disorienting and dizzying, the average theatre-goer can find themselves in danger of being overwhelmed with the experience. But perhaps this is exactly what this devised theatre piece wanted us to feel. The repetitive rituals, the intrusive thoughts, the stuttering over words and phrases that should make sense, but just aren’t arranged right. There is no way we can begin to understand what these sufferers go through.
But at least for one hour, we sit in silence and immerse ourselves in someone else’s lifelong obsessions and compulsions, as their fears become our fears.
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