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for a previous production "The performance is athletic; each of the artists shows incredible range and a remarkable confidence with chaos…The work is demonstrably inventive and manages to be both technically impressive and pretty janky looking...In addition to attracting offbeat theater goers and digital media wonks, the play will also appeal to sci-fi geeks and nerds of all creeds, who seek out like-minded obsessives on the blogosphere to collectively comb over their chosen niche material." Full Review
"A prime example of theater that is bold precisely because it’s a bit old-fashioned...Part of what makes this company refreshing is their ambitious and rigorous approach...There were several moments in this production that reveal the fact that these are relatively nascent young artists...Hopefully, with time, this company will gain the confidence to quiet the inner critic that is overly concerned with making work that is understood rather than work that is felt and experienced." Full Review
"I can imagine this playing off in a traditional setting, but within this intimate environment the insistence on sticking with the original material and interpretation feels inappropriate...This production does feature some very strong performances...The enormous effort shown by the cast can’t compensate for the disjointed production...These characters feel lost in completely different plays. It’s as if the actors have each been directed to run full speed in opposing directions." Full Review
"Topher Payne’s moving comedy, 'Perfect Arrangement,' will appeal to a broad audience with its sharp dialogue and beautiful visuals, and that’s important, because this plucky piece of theater is a Trojan horse delivering a complicated conversation about gender equality, LGBTQ rights and personal shame...The play feels meticulously well-crafted under the direction of theater director, Michael Barakiva, with quick changes and rapid entrances galore." Full Review