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High Noon

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious

About the show

Axis Company presents an ensemble driven adaptation of the 1952 Western classic.  More…

In this interpretation of 'High Noon,' the Wild West is not the place of heroes and adventure, but a landscape of overbearing nothingness where humans, and their moral conflicts, are cast in glaring light. As the town awaits the alleged return, and savage revenge streak, of a murderer on the noon train, their marshal desperately tries to rally support and save his own life.

Member Reviews (30)


Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious
Avg Score

Interesting staging, good acting but too long...

See it if You don't mind movie to stage adaptations, you can take a slower paced drama and like an ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You prefer fast moving drama...

Clever, Cliched, Disappointing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see actors act as hard as can. Great writing but the direction was so overdone.

Don't see it if you think you'll see the movie.

Slow, Refreshing, Intense

See it if You watched the 1952 classic

Don't see it if If you don't like westerns

Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see a first-rate ensemble in an incredibly affecting exploration of the American West, human mortality, and nihilism.

Don't see it if you are too attached to the movie--this isn't your ordinary Western...

Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You like experimental theatre, ensemble productions, ambiguity.

Don't see it if You love the film of the same name and are expecting to see that.

October 9th, 2018
“A far reaching adaptation of the very familiar 1952 western...Tension filled...the characters are dressed in black and dark grays immediately creating a sense of foreboding...and it can’t be good...The somber cast moves in tandem some of the time, as pocket watches open and close, as they stare ...
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October 9th, 2018
“Hollywood Western meets ‘Waiting for Godot’...An intriguing, at times unsettling evening of theater...Foreman dared to veer in the direction of truth, devising a realistic, nuanced narrative...Sharp has dug into Foremans’ screenplay, dissecting its emotional complexity...A truly ensemble piece. ...
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October 12th, 2018
"The script, presumably cobbled together by the whole company, sticks fairly close to Foreman’s original, but with some odd digressions and odder directorial touches...Beyond the adjustments in plot and characterization, and there are several, director Randy Sharp has reconceived the material as ...
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October 7th, 2018
"A famous Academy Award-winning Western film is reinterpreted for the stage. The tension created is riveting...The actors are on stage for the entire performance which lasts a little more than an hour. There is continual movement in which the characters ebb and flow into their scenes. The dialogu...
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