By Joe Szek
George F. Walker’s 2010 ‘And So It Goes’ is a bizarre, dark tragi-serio comedy of mental health struggles that cuts right to the heart of middle-class individuals who spiral down through their internal struggles in trying to cope with these rapid changes.
It’s brutally hard hitting but oh, so necessary to see this production.
Mr. Walker’s plays have always intrigued me as they deal with the down and out individuals of urban culture who struggle and cope against the odds life has thrown at them. While middle-class couple Ned and Gwen (Dan Willmott and Deborah Drakeford) deal with a missing son and Ned’s job loss, daughter Karen’s (Tyshia Drake) paroxysms of schizophrenia set her parents at their wits’ end. Add to this mixture the advice of a ghost, the American writer Kurt Vonnegut (Scott McCulloch) and the shenanigans going on at Ned’s cooking school, and you have the makings of a ludicrous turn of events which created a memorable evening of live theatre.