Laura Lodewyck, NBC5 Street Team
Since I’m an actress and a theater buff, I couldn’t miss a Humechanical Nightmare at Federal Plaza. All the Looptia programs stated was “Is this real or am I dreaming,” so were weren’t sure what type of performance to expect.
Even in the rain, there was a sizable crowd ready with their umbrellas. At precisely 7:10, a group in Army green jumpsuits and disturbing Terminator 2-type masks staggered toward a giant industrial-looking bed. Even in the torrential downpour, the show did go on.
Accompanied by a rumbling musical background (and the real-life thunder), this unnerving movement-based performance progressed from nightmare to reality and back again. If the monsters from a zombie flick and a Stanley Kubrik film had a creepy baby, their kid would be A Humechanical Nightmare. As we walked away thoroughly soaked and a little disturbed, my husband turned to me and said, “That was some f$%d up sh%$!” I would have to agree.