Growing Pains in a Garden of Delights. "Afternoon of the Elves" by Janet Laylor Lisle and Y York. Windmill Performing Arts [review]
Bramwell, Murray Ross
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The text sits uneasily between its American origins and its re-setting in Australia and some imported phrasings jar on the ear, as do local particulars. But the play’s themes of friendship and loyalty have a sturdy directness and, with its high production values and accomplished performances, Afternoon of the Elves not only honours its audience but takes them into its confidence.