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Catch As Catch Can

From 23 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Absorbing

About the show

In Page 73's world premiere, six characters are brought to life by three actors playing across gender and generation, capturing father/daughter and mother/son in a family drama. More…

The Phelans and the Lavecchias grew up in each other’s homes in a tight-knit working-class community, sharing the good times and the bad. As the younger generation grapples with complicated life choices, a shifting crisis is set in motion that threatens the bonds of this extended family.

Member Reviews (23)


Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Absorbing

Indulgent, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy experiments in theater presentation. A test of director, actors and audience makes everyone work hard, you decide if it's worth it

Don't see it if You want to sit by and enjoy a show. It was disappointing for me to see good actors fail to meet the challenge presented.

November 1st, 2018
"Under Ken Rus Schmoll’s direction, typically cool and precise, they differentiate their roles but also twin them, showing how parents are echoed in their children. Does all that structural sophistication serve the play? The doubling, though often masterly (I’d swear Ms. Serralles’s pants fit h...
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November 7th, 2018
"So smoothly virtuosic that it takes a while to realize how good it really is...Afterward, reflecting on the play, you may marvel at how finely Chung has woven her thematic threads (about family, heredity, nationality, genetics) into the tapestry that unravels with such violence in the play’s sec...
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November 12th, 2018
"'Catch as Catch Can’ is multiple plays in one. The first act is a play exploring the notions of family, love, and how our responsibility to each shifts from generation to generation. I was interested in this play, but then it was lost to the second act, which seemed an entirely different play ab...
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