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Sheila

Members say: Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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4 reviews
 

This intimate new drama pits two women against the world: not to conquer it but to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of their survival?

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September 1987. The edge of town. Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn't seen since she disappeared from home ten years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is dimmed by the years of silence and distorted by the struggle for survival. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart?

 

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BlogCritics.org

“Intriguing, suspenseful, beautifully written and brilliantly acted...Though now and then we may get impatient...the fine writing and the high-strung, sharply tuned performances keep us leaning in. And the tale that’s slowly revealed is original and fascinating, borne on a sharpening conflict that raises universal, unanswerable questions...A slow but almost continuous momentum...The play acknowledges the complexity of relationships, and of individuals.” Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"Fascinating and deeply moving...Incredibly relatable and captivating, right from the start...An emotional experience, both for the supremely talented actresses, and for the audience...Heartfelt and provocative, 'Sheila' furthers the conversation about happiness, friendship, honesty, choice, and the roles that women play, or are conditioned to play...It lingers, requiring time for full absorption. Indeed, the more time passes, the more intricate and beautiful the story becomes." Full Review

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Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Short (75 minutes)

See it if You appreciate good acting and the opportunity to see a strange new play.

Don't see it if You want big production values. This is very simple but it works very well.

Also I walked in to see the intimate theater and saw the simple but perfect... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Resonant

See it if Something new and strange

Don't see it if You want to see a huge production

84
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Enjoy drama about relationships, past and present.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy dramas that consist of conversations only

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Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy minimalistic sets, intimate settings, thought provoking themes which may leave you with more questions than answers.

Don't see it if Don't like small budget plays, which seem experimental in nature. Don't have an open mind.