This world premiere psychological drama centers around a little girl’s disappearance. The cast features Obi Abili (“Billions,” Irish Rep’s "The Emperor Jones") and Enrico Colantoni (“Veronica Mars”). More…
From the show:
FEAR follows a little girl’s disappearance as it prompts a tense confrontation among a plumber, college professor and teenage boy. In this psychological drama, three neighbors discover how far they are willing to go to defend the values that define them.
See it if you want to see a decently acted, contrived, suspenseful 3-hander that is less about fear & more about mistrust, paranoia & truth-telling.
Don't see it if u can't suspend disbelief & overlook the manifold plot holes that strain credulity in order to focus on the politics at the play's center.
See it if Hard working actors & an evocative set design can't breathe life into this flat, cliched stew of class resentments & jerry-rigged mayhem
Don't see it if The "fear" is manufactured w/one-dimensional characters: blue-collar conservative vs urban progressive, much sound & fury signifying nothing
See it if You’re a fan of the cast, interested in new 80-minute plays, enjoy stories about class & age assumptions, mysteries about missing girl
Don't see it if Can’t deal with stories about missing 5-year old girl, suspicious teenager, rough bullying & violence, people behaving stupidly,
See it if You enjoy shows that "tell" rather than "show". You enjoy hearing of people/events being told to you, rather than shown.
Don't see it if You prefer a bit more action & less talk.
See it if you enjoy short plays, comic psychological thrillers and good acting; entertaining, absorbing, yet somehow doesn't completely gel.
Don't see it if contrived; manipulative; easy way out ending; could have used one more draft before going public - has real potential.
See it if You want to see a well written and incredibly believable story that will keep you on the edge of your seat
Don't see it if You are the type of person that will feel you got short changed because this play is only 70 minutes
See it if You really want to see Enrico Colantoni n an intimate setting. I'm a big fan of his work.
Don't see it if You want to feel fear or suspense. At no time did I feel the stakes were high enough to justify any of the decisions they made.
See it if a promising set up & good acting create what could be a provocative piece about how contrasting class & socio-economic ideologies play out..
Don't see it if in the case of a missing young girl. Too many inconsistencies, unlikely scenarios, & red herrings to make it thoroughly believable.
See it if The 3 actors give superb performances in a small play with big ideas that can become a bit preachy. Terrific set & staging.
Don't see it if You are looking for fluff this will not be for you.
See it if A well acted mystery which keeps you on the edge of your seat. An interesting 80 minutes.
Don't see it if Do not see if you prefer light dramas or musicals.
See it if You want to see three very good performers in a very well written play. You like to see performances about relevant issues.
Don't see it if You want something really light and fluffy. You don't want to enjoy a great performance.
See it if you like a taut psychological drama about the nature of how people act in a time of fear. There's even a moral if you pay attention.
Don't see it if you only like musical or big productions.
See it if you like superb acting, issues of contrasting moral attitudes, class & human emotions, good character development & dialog.
Don't see it if you have a problem with some unrealistic situations in a very realistic play.
See it if you enjoy mystery drama exploring causes and effects of personal experience, lifestyle, and values on perception of and responses to fear
Don't see it if you can’t sit 80 minutes of intense conflict/violence without interval, or prefer large cast, theatre, sets, multiple acts, comedy, musical
See it if you want to see a talky three-character mystery. Who done it? And who done the other thing? And why? Certainly 3 interesting characters.
Don't see it if you like a straight-forward plot structure with clear motivations and resolutions.
See it if you like psychological mysteries. Shows shifting perspectives of 3 characters. If you don't mind an ending that's not neatly tied up.
Don't see it if you want to be more certain of the conclusion. This felt like a work in progress to me--would love to see it more developed.
See it if you'd like to see a short play about "vigilante justice"; good acting but very fast talking & the resolution felt like an afterthought
Don't see it if you'd rather not spend time at a play that is mostly shouting accusation. Lots of interesting bits of back story are left undeveloped
See it if If you want to see a show that will make you think long after it's done. To see great acting by great actors. You'll question many things.
Don't see it if You want something fluffy or light, this "ain't" it. If you want strictly comedy, this isn't it either. Some light moments, but it's a drama
See it if You like a talented cast of 3 actors, who’s acting is pretty strong, with a decent script, and great staging. There’s a good mix of “basic-
Don't see it if Ness” with pretentiousness. Strong language, both eloquently, as well as, graphically. Mild violence. If sirens or child abduction triggers
See it if You like dramas about people. Over the course of the play all of their differences fade into similarities. Very intense 80 min
Don't see it if You do not like dramas
See it if You want to see wonderful actors in a play about a small town incident
Don't see it if If you want to see a new, meaningful drama where you identify with the characters.
See it if You enjoy a show that keeps you guessing about who done it, who's the good guy, who's the bad and makes you think about how fear motivates.
Don't see it if If you're looking for something light and breezy that merely entertains, this will be too much for you.