Fringe Review: ” A Confederate Widow In Hell” – Willi Carlisle Gives a Marvelous Cross-Gender Performance
Willi Carlisle delivers a bravura central performance as the ghost of a woman who died in the Civil War era. Or as some from the world of this play would call it: the War of Northern Aggression. The actor captures a visceral sense of a woman so oblivious to her privilege that she obviously fails to recognize the cruel lens through which she saw life and how she acted on it. In other words, in her post-death spirit state she is none the wiser. Therefore, it’s understandable that her spirit is still stuck down in the world where she didn’t get the message that her value system has gone with the wind.