Recognisably transitioned from the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, ‘Enlighten Me a Little’ was a storytelling and sketch-focused show with a strong personal narrative. Reeni’s personal account, which was filled with eye-catching characters and moments of dramatisation, evoked decent laughs.
The show occasionally felt raw with less-than-clean delivery or delightfully daggy dancing yet Reeni retained her charm over the audience. Her quips and good-natured audience interactions were clever and added to the show’s atmosphere.
While consistently humorous, ‘Enlighten Me a Little’ utilised a comical lens not often seen in the comedy scene. In the show, Reeni examined her conflicting yet interlinking perspectives of a Sri Lanka-born Buddhist adhering to history and culture as well as modern-thinking and it’s pressures. Reeni’s discussion of her background added another layer of complexity and meaning to the storytelling.
Reeni handled the show’s central theme of self-worth and finding love with honesty and sincerity. While not every audience member has faced the same challenges of finding love as Reeni, ‘Enlighten Me a Little’ does what it says on the tin. It enlightens the audience to a different perspective with a lot of laughs along the way.
Check out Reeni Inosha in ‘Enlighten Me a Little’ from 10 to 14 April. For more information and to book tickets, click here.