A FAMILY wait for their middle-aged, alcoholic son to emerge from the basement. They are going to stage an intervention.
The Intervention targets the world of one-size-fits-all rehab and cod-psychology, highlighting the tension between who we are and what other people want us to be.
The problem with showing how real life refuses to follow a 12-step programme is that the play’s own structure breaks down. The unlikeable characters struggle to get across emotion, which may be the point but hinders this as a drama. Worse, by the end, things become histrionic, undermining what has gone before.
Rating: * *
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