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The Other Thing

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Boring, Long, Poor script, Compelling

About the show

A journalist writes an article about ghost hunters in rural Virginia. More…

Kim is a journalist, writing what she thinks will be a run-of-the-mill article about a father and son team of ghost hunters. As the three of them pass the evening outside a haunted barn, waiting for spirits to reveal themselves, what begins as just another day at the office soon becomes a night none of them will forget. In the paranormal world, the ghosts you hunt may be closer than you think.


Member Reviews (2)

MEMBERS SAY:

Slow, Boring, Long, Poor script, Compelling
65
Avg Score

40
Interminable clean-up scene, Slow, Long, Boring, Poor script

See it if you like other-worldly tales so much that you'll watch a third-rate one. During the endless clean-up, I calculated the paper towel budget.

Don't see it if you value your time. There are no thrills or insights to be gained from this script. The slow, based-in-reality staging did it no favors.

Also I'm catching up on old reviews. I'm glad that this show had such an un... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Compelling

See it if you've been dying to see theater that actually makes you feel danger.

Don't see it if you can't handle a slow burn.


May 21st, 2015
"'The Other Thing' spikes a ghost story with a twist of feminism. That unusual recipe gives the play a certain novelty, but Ms. Schwend’s dark drama, ultimately comes across as preposterous...The second act proves livelier than the first, even though my interest tended to flag once Kim’s erratic ...
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May 21st, 2015
"It’s a shame that Schwend limits Kim’s dissociative identity disorder to a mere two modes—mild-mannered or murderous—because she is capable of far subtler shadings. Promise flickers at the top of the second act...That frisson soon dissipates, though, with a return to the narrative through-line: ...
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May 21st, 2015
"Without the aid of effects or even a costume change, Soule’s two-sided performance is haunting; the raw quality of watching a scenario unfold live or a simple lighting trick can denote a spirit adds to the shivery atmosphere. Whatever the case, the execution is successful if slow-to-build. While...
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May 21st, 2015
"This first act runs more than an hour, and if some kind of ghost doesn’t make an appearance before it’s over, walkouts would be perfectly justified. But that wouldn’t be advisable...True to her word, Kim delivers a ghost story, with real thrills and quite a few chills. But the scribe undermines ...
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