Review On CANCELED - A BODY OF WATER


Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


There are many ways to explain away the syndrome that afflicts an affluent couple, Avis (TrevaTegtmeier) and Moss (Bruce Ladd), who don’t know where they are, who they are to each other, or even their names. Just when we may sense we ‘re getting to the bottom of things, we meet Wren (Ivy Beech), who may or may not be their daughter…. or a caregiver … or a jailor, for that matter. When, after all is done, the play turns back upon itself, playwright Lee Blessing’s satisfying ending rings with such an emotional symbiosis that we know that finally, the truth has been revealed.

Leigh Kennicott has an extensive background in theatre, film and television and a Ph.D. degree in Theatre, awarded in 2002. A writer, director and actor, Leigh Kennicott began theatrical reviewing at Backstage, followed by Pasadena Weekly and Stage Happenings blog.
As a director in Los Angeles, she directed a neo-realist "Romeo and Juliet" at the Secret Rose Theatre; a new play,“Charlotte Second Chance,” at DramaGarage; and “How I Learned to Drive,” “Nickel and Dimed” and “Top Girls” all at College of the Canyons.
Presently, she teaches theatre topics at California State University, Northridge.