Utilizing the true stories of three addicts in varying stages of recovery, audience members are propelled into the world of addiction and mental health. As the opioid epidemic and various mental health crises expand daily across the globe, 'The Rounds' confronts the many stereotypes and false beliefs about addiction as it effects people of all races, religions, genders, and ages.
See it if you want to be exposed to three addiction vignettes that each have a powerful message, portrayed by cast pouring their hearts out.
Don't see it if you need a linear production - this is a bit disjointed and uneven and it is a low-budget production that could use some improvement.
See it if A very concise well written drama with three stunning monologues. Well acted and it will hold your interest for all of its 50 minutes.
Don't see it if You are looking for a light frothy evening at the theatre. You will feel the characters psin.
See it if mental illness, addiction, gender dysphoria, drugs, or a hospital stay has touched your life. If you like experimental dance-theatre pieces
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional linear drama with a beginning, middle & end. "The Rounds" is deliberately choppy, episodic, loud, jolting.
See it if You would like to see a vivid portrayal of addiction and recovery.
Don't see it if This can be dark, loud, and in your face, potentially triggering for PTSD or early recovery.
See it if You are interested by mental health/addiction issues and want support sort of experimental theatre.
Don't see it if You are expected a cohesive, well written and well directed piece. If explosive lines scare you, this is not for you.