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The Pattern at Pendarvis

From 6 critic and 41 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Absorbing

About the show

A fictionalized look at the quiet life of Edgar Hellum, a closeted man in his nineties who did pioneering work in historic preservation in a small, mid-western town. More…

'The Pattern at Pendarvis' tells the story of a man who just happened to be gay in an era long before Stonewall and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." It deals with contemporary gay identity issues through the eyes of a man who spent his life in the closet.

Slow, Overrated, Different

See it if you want to pay homage to our gay forefathers.

Don't see it if you prefer something a bit more profound.

Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Slow

See it if The leading actor and the actual story are terrific. This play is NOT. A One-man play would help and make a great night at the theater.

Don't see it if This play and its writing would have been considered edgy and acceptable in the 80s, but, in 2018, this feels utterly dated and forced.

Disappointing, Insipid, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in gay identity issues and can put up with the slow pace

Don't see it if if you are looking for a well developed script with broad appeal

Cast & Creatives (10)