Where to start with the seven hour, four season, 50+ ensemble that was Quarantine’s Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring.
First off, you cannot fault the buzz that was created around this show. Manchester was inundated with the talk of HOME’s associate company, and what their epic marathon of performances might entail, led by the answers, actions and experiences of non-actors.
Summer started with a flurry of activity and participants were given a set of instructions which led to a series of nice images being made, never replicated and always spontaneous. Nice moments popped up through chance and others perhaps more intentional. A participant named Michael, who after placing a number of his own personal objects of the performance floor with the other 40+ performers, answered a series of questions about his current living situation, his family, his ambition. As the rest of the participants left the stage with their objects, only Michael and his possessions…
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