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(4 Ratings)
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Great writing, Great staging, Quirky, Creative staging of family road trip, Must see

Part of Summerworks 2022, Clubbed Thumb's twice-delayed 25th mini-season of new plays.

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137 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love a great story told by great story tellers, love a simple but entrancing show, love a great off-off broadway.

Don't see it if Don't like festivals, don't like plays, don't like new works, don't like simple story telling. Read more

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if you like theater layered, seeming simplicity on top of thought provoking depth. Exquisite inner & outer experience of a family car trip

Don't see it if you are not prepared to laugh at your memories of traumatizing family travel drama.

448 Reviews | 88 Followers
Lots of death allusions, Time travel and mystical, Several very entertaining performances, Very accurate pnw references, Creative staging of family road trip

See it if Like shows that begin linearly and then ever off. Are entertained by family-related jokes and awkward situations.

Don't see it if Need a crystal clear storyline or message.

45 Reviews | 20 Followers
Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you like a trippy, funny downtown experience.

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Critic Reviews (2)

The New York Times
May 24th, 2022

"A road trip could be a bonding experience, or it could become a contemplation of existential boredom. 'California,' the playwright Trish Harnetiaux’s new show, bravely, if not entirely satisfyingly, ventures into this setup: Not only does it take place entirely in a car, it also ponders the possibility of a multiverse folding into coexisting realities."
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Exeunt Magazine
May 24th, 2022

"Trish Harnetiaux’s play 'California' looks at time, death, storytelling, aging, memory, and nostalgia in a playful, unexpected way. As with the best of Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks, 'California' is just a whisp of a show (only an hour long) but under its light-hearted, mysterious, oddball surface, there are some thoughtful questions and a deeper meaning to mull over after the show ends."
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