"Open" is a magic show with no magic. A woman called The Magician seems to pantomime a myriad of tricks, but her act reveals she is attempting the impossible—to save the life of her lover, Jenny. More…
And yet, is it possible that the more we believe in their love, the more The Magician's illusions are actually becoming real? The clock is ticking, the show must go on, and as impossible as it may seem, this Magician’s magic act may be our last hope against a world filled with intolerance and hate.
See it if you'd like a gay love story w/imaginary magic tricks. Clever premise wears thin. Non-linear plot gets confusing. Moving, but manipulative.
Don't see it if you want full char devt (lover is a blur). Some aud particpn. Distracting costume. Hill annoys a bit. Script slow in parts. Theatrical piece
See it if On the surface, the magician is trying to save her lover; underneath she is trying to find herself. Her illusions represent her facade.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy multi-level character development stories, where a lot of the action is a subconscious struggle. You don’t like solo plays.
See it if Megan Hill's bravado performance carries this solo drama /performance piece over its rough patches Drama's message moves stealthily over you
Don't see it if Magician/tricks up the sleeve motif can only carry drama so far; story line while very potent becomes one-note Certain detachment in writing
See it if innovative solo performances interest you. Plot, theme and performance meld in a uniquely creative way. Originality and pathos nice combo.
Don't see it if you dislike magic, one women shows or plays that challenge your ability to think about the intersection of reality, theater and life.
See it if You like solo shows. You are interested in pieces about relationships, family, LGBTQ life, personal growth.
Don't see it if You demand high-end production values -- though the lighting and sound design, while simple, are quite effective.
Also Megan Hill is a talented performer!
See it if This one-woman show starts out like a rather silly magic act, but soon builds and builds in emotional power that leaves you very moved.
Don't see it if If you really dislike solo pieces regardless of worth; but I think you'd be making a mistake to miss this one.
See it if You are OPEN to a testament to the power of love as told by a magician of words and ideas and images.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in seeing how Crystal Skillman elevates the one person show format to create a profoundly moving event.
See it if you like a good one woman show with an enchanting, powerful actress, beautiful poetry, and a story with great depth of feeling
Don't see it if You expect spectacle or an expensive backing to your art
See it if Hill's performance is superb. Riveting & complex. Definitely an artist to follow. Great touching & completely absorbing writing. Time flies.
Don't see it if You can't follow a couple of separate threads moving at the same time. Not a fan of solo performances.
See it if you appreciate experimental, solo acting, no set but well written drama with novel device/use of sound, insightful albeit trite resolution
Don't see it if you would not enjoy 75 continuous min. drama of lesbian relationships/homophobic violence/death, little comic relief, solo play with no set
See it if Want to grieve and to be sad during very talented performance
Don't see it if Expect comedy and fun, do not want to share someone's sadness. Need plot not mix and match. Bright lights affect your vision