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From 37 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

"Lockdown" takes an authentic, intimate and powerful look at the impact of long-term incarceration and the reality of what life inside prison is really like.  More…

Inspired by Cori Thomas's time with people serving life sentences at San Quentin Prison, "Lockdown" explores the possibilities for transformation through human connection. 

Member Reviews (37)


Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing


See it if you want to see the story of a prisoner who is been incarcerated for 46 years and is trying to get out on parole

Don't see it if You have a problem with a very minimal set and most of the action just being dialogue

Also I love just about everything Rattlestick does but this was very disapp... Read more Read less

Not really believable

See it if You like prison related stories

Don't see it if You want a good drama that sheds light on a controversial subject.

May 9th, 2019
"Keith Randolph Smith plays Wise with great warmth and subtlety...'Lockdown' is capaciously compassionate, with excellent performances by Eric Berryman and Curt Morlaye. What’s sometimes awkward is Ernie’s part of the story, which can feel superfluous and forced...If 'Lockdown' prompts you, as it...
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May 2nd, 2019
"It’s a good premise, but not a very good play...The problem is that it’s all been done on cable television shows, and on stage a lot of talky repartee cannot duplicate the power of what the eye can see...By restricting Wise’s heinous acts to verbal descriptions, we only fleetingly feel the impac...
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May 10th, 2019
"As long as 'Lockdown' focuses on Wise and his struggle...the play poses troubling, not-easily-answered questions about the conflicting roles of individual responsibility and a disturbed social order in the making of a criminal...Thomas loses focus from time to time...Even so, 'Lockdown' is fille...
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May 8th, 2019
“Thomas’ moving prison drama...The 100 minutes are a bit slack but ultimately the play’s searing sincerity transcends dramaturgical flaws...Thomas has created very appealing characters...She’s crafted a simple and compelling narrative that poignantly plays out with its wistful dialogue...Gash’s a...
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