THE TIME CYCLE
nytheatre.com review by David Fuller
NaCl Theater operates out of New York City and the Catskills. For
FringeNYC, they’re presenting The Time Cycle in the basement
theatre at 45 Bleecker Street. The Time Cycle is a 35-minute
children's show centered around the time traveler Grace the Ace (Tannis
Kowalchuk) and her efforts to reverse her backwards course through time
(her time machine is broken) in order to get back to her present, the
year 2202. Along the way she encounters a young Albert Einstein (Rosaruby
Glaberman), Leonardo da Vinci (Brad Krumholtz), and an enigmatic 11th
century scientist/mystic, Miss Terra (Laura May).
August 15, 2002
This is an original piece created by Kowalchuk and Krumholtz, co-founders of NaCl, with the collaboration of Megan Wyler. The company is very well trained in voice and movement skills, making for an enjoyable event. There is beautifully harmonized a capella singing (credited as "Traditional"), stilt walking, pratfalling, and even a few lessons about the nature of technology versus the spirit. It is a pleasant, entertaining, funny show, but be forewarned, it is really for the youngsters (probably ages 5 to 8).