William Golding’s novel about a group of boys crash landing onto a desert island and subsequently descending into a state of savagery, is a disconcerting look into human nature and the origins of society.
The Beacon Theatre Group makes this tale all the more convincing through some excellent acting by a cast of young actors. The lead characters of Jack, Roger Piggy, and Ralph are all well cast, with each providing a strong performance. Even during the applause at the end of the show, Jack seemed to remain very much the dominant and overbearing figure of the group. A coherent marshalling of the often crowded stage also adds to the polished adaptation of Golding’s novel.
While not adding anything new to the novel, this adaptation is nonetheless a solid take on Golding’s work, with some commendable acting.
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