Two struggling illegal immigrants want to invite you to their lantern party to get to know you in Pachiv! Should you see it?
Pachiv! if anything is truly inconsistent. While both Tony Adams (Grease) and Chelsea Young (Ewe) are quite strong and entertaining actors who can hold a show together, the content really falls flat on its face because the audience doesn’t know if it’s supposed to be laughing or crying or whether we’re about to reach a new level of emotional depth or if it’s just a setup for another big joke.
The two take command of their outdoor venue and truly do make the audience feel at home, but it’s the moments of melancholy that come out of nowhere while everyone is laughing and smiling and having a great time that drags this show down. You can usually tell when one of these transitions are going to happen because the two start to sing to each other, yet neither are particularly strong in the vocal department.
I’m not sure if this show was supposed to a comedy, a drama or the film Indecent Proposal, but it was all over the map, and the two strong actors could not save mediocre content that just couldn’t flesh out exactly what it was meant to be.
The best part of the show was actually before the show began and the two pranced introducing themselves and talking, laughing and sharing drinks with audience members. They had an amazing ability to banter and think on their feet, but once we hit the scripted content things went downhill fast.
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But that’s just my opinion and I’d love to know what you think. What did you think of how the show balanced itself between being a comedy and a drama? What was your favourite character quirk? Join the discussion and tell me what you think in the comments below!