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Soundview Summer

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent
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Critics
90
1 review
Members
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11 reviews
 

Kate Gill's drama concerns two young men whose lives were irrevocably altered by the unsafe surroundings of their summer job at a nuclear power plant.

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Billy and Jack thought they had found the ideal summer job. Decent hours, good money. It was a no-brainer to clean up the Soundview Nuclear Power Plant. Years later, the effects of that summer are shortening their lives. Both young men - each deathly ill - must deal with the outcome, each in his own way.

 

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Reviews (12)

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90
Avg Score

90
On Stage Blog

“I always love well-written, thought-provoking plays which deal with issues that many people deal with on a regular basis...For me, ‘Soundview’ was very much an example of such a play...What makes the story even better is the fact that it is brought to life by a phenomenal cast...A gripping play that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, and I hope this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing of this play.” Full Review

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76
Avg Score

71
Interesting subject. well done. book weak.

See it if You like thought provoking stories.

Don't see it if You want strong well written narrative

49
Excruciating, Cliched, Bad writing

See it if The reason for the poor character development is due to a horrible book with too many under written scenes & the main conflict feels untrue.

Don't see it if The female cast members leave their male counterparts in dust. Even with this material, the women in the cast bring their characters alive.

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a thought provoking show with some good acting. It's in line with Erin Brokovich.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit in a room on fold up chairs.

74
Socially conscious show with good ensemble cast

See it if You like to see small shows, a strong ensemble cast, social themes and a vein of humor.

Don't see it if You're looking for deep analysis of the nuclear industry or you don't like 90 minute plays.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Great directing

See it if Into great acting, writing and directing.

Don't see it if Space is not great which makes the work even better.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy smart, realistic, well-written dialogue with a socially conscious message.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Great staging

See it if Not sure who the cranky critic is but we did not see the same show. It was thought provoking beautifully directed and acted.

Don't see it if You're cranky.

100
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You like gripping, fast paced, beautifully crafted drama with fine directing and actors to bring it to life.

Don't see it if You want to snooze.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Such a thought provoking beautifully acted, written and directed play.

Don't see it if Weird space but they overcame it.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if The direction was extremely inventive considering the space was odd.

Don't see it if Are not politically minded.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love great acting and compelling drama.

Don't see it if I you don't love theater.