Cusp is a coming-of-age story told through the voices of many to describe the journey of one woman. The protagonist Jane is attempting to speak at her sister’s rehearsal dinner; as she attempts to define what makes her sister so perfect she is confronted with her own confusion as to what makes a woman special. The audience joins her as she is led through the potential her life holds. As she tries to choose what to wear she is confronted with everything she could be but also with everything that might escape her grasp.The show is wonderfully dynamic, engaging and embracing the audience from the moment they walk in the room. The ensemble work well together, centering the attention on the individual when necessary but maintaining the unity needed to convey the shows meaning. The actors are all talented and bring depth to rather two-dimensional characters.The concept itself is one that is quite overdone: a woman trying to figure out what her role is in modern society. Cusp adds depth to this by engaging archetypes from previous centuries. Whilst none of the ideas presented are exactly original the skill of the actors brings a level of authenticity that is easy for the audience to relate to. It is also pleasant to see a group of young women embrace and explore the issues that are pertinent to them. It is a young show filled with angst and drama but it contains true and valid thoughts. The strength of the performance allows the production to move beyond the subject matter.