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REVIEWS: May We / (Mais Oui)

Presented as a part of a double feature, ‘Mais Oui’ is a stunning movement piece that is sure to leave its audiences guessing about the lesson they just viewed. A basic yet beautifully powerful representation of dynamic, this a journey many should experience first-hand.

–CHRISTINA W. RICHARDSON, PortFringe 2019 Review Team

Sometimes the hidden remains veiled. ‘Mais Oui’ deftly opens and retreats like a gentle breath; a meditation on knowledge of self.

— ASHLEY KOTZUR, PortFringe 2019 Review Team

May We/ (Mais Oui) is a bird of a thing: fragile, hollow boned, light. And it flies. The actors, Mary Kate Gilrein and Crystal Vaccaro never “entered” the stage. They were there before we got there. This piece is like their entrance: something that is already in the room but we will overlook it. And overlooking it would be a mistake. After I watched this piece I was in the park and a little boy was approaching a bird. The bird took flight and the boy was very startled. “It flies,” he said, completely confounded that a bird could just take off and fly away. I don’t know if there are many if any mentions of birds in Mais Oui. But the actors used all the random (to my eye) things on the stage throughout the piece with precision. While watching it, I was startled by the way they wrapped all the pieces together. I was the little boy watching the thing take flight, startled and enrapt as it took off, wanting to see it again.

— BRIDGET M., PortFringe 2019 Review Team

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