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“A poignant look at death and our legacy in world that can’t live up to the fantasies prescribed in our literature, our movies, and the internet. However, at times the sardonic humor so typical of British comedy can fall a little flat. This does not appear to be the fault of the delivery, but rather that the lines are a bit too scripted...’Killing Time’ is an at times thought-provoking, at times funny 90 minutes that leaves you with an uncomfortable balance of depression and hope.” Full Review
"Weaving her way through the present, the past, and her haunted dreams, W brings the audience on an emotional ride...The language, character, and conceit are not quite unique enough to stick firmly in the mind. That being said, 'Replay' is a moving tribute to a sister’s love for her big brother and the devastation that can be wreaked when that is lost...Wren is particularly skilled at portraying other people through W’s gaze." Full Review
"The musical is not just the clichés or the humor; instead, it shines a light on Judaism and homosexuality, on loss and on loneliness...The songs, while charming...are not particularly memorable. The jokes are sometimes strained...The show is better served when it separates the music's intentions and instead transitions mood through dialogue...With chutzpah and warmth, 'A Letter to Harvey Milk' is a moving exploration of Judaism and the trauma that comes from publicly being who you are." Full Review
“The story can be a little choppy at times and a few jokes don’t land...The show itself is actually quite funny and emotionally grounded with enjoyable music...What truly saves the show from being simply silly is the commitment of the actors and their genuine talent...The production value is low, but this benefits the quirky nature of the show...’The Eleventh Hour’ mashes up 50s exploitation science fiction film and rock musicals in a surprisingly delightful journey." Full Review
"'Education' is a clever, passionate, and engaging discussion on the helpless frustration of needing to make a stand; however, while it definitely wants to educate its audience, it slips into the trap of many who are convinced of what they have to say – being too proud of its own cleverness...'Education’s' language occasionally gets caught up in itself, as though the characters are speaking past each other...Yet as the show progresses past these small pitfalls...the show finds its rhythm." Full Review
"'The Cult Play' starts strong...Across the board, the actors are strong and are the true selling point to the production...And yet, even the talent of the cast cannot make up for a play which desperately needs more editing down...Tendency towards heavy-handedness and long-winded dramatizing...The show drags and even the positive elements become trying as exhaustion overwhelms the audience." Full Review