“How spurned lovers rebound from ill-fated affairs was the theme this year, one handled deftly by some of the writers involved and used as a loose pretext, or downright ignored, by some others. It was hard to see any connection to the evening’s theme in the cryptic ‘Robert and Lucy’…'Antares Returning' is both improbable and clichéd…‘All is Bright’ concluded the series and offered the most nuanced material…It is funny, absurd, sorrowful and touching.” Full Review
“With expectations of talented actors and clever writing, it did not disappoint…What I found most wonderful throughout the evening was that, despite the varying interpretations and the extremely diverse writing and directing styles, the production as a whole feels like a cohesive unit...The ideas and talent range here, but all in all, the night is a home run...Corny humor, profound ideas, beautiful singing, hysterical plots, and quality direction all contribute to an oasis of happiness." Full Review
See it if Like a variety of short plays exploring variations on the theme of rebound. Like David Ives plays. Like a showcase - bare bones but fun
Don't see it if Want a standard play with one narrative and full fledged set. Don't like experimental quirky off broadway.
See it if You want to catch some really short plays by up-and-coming playwrights and directors, even if it's in a shoebox-sized theatre.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in tiny, off-off-Broadway shows, 10-minute plays, or a mixed bag of writing and performance quality.
See it if You love one acts and have a short attention span or like interesting ideas that may not get developed enough. Some of the ideas were fresh
Don't see it if You want consistently interesting professional short plays
See it if It's a random collection of 7 short plays. If 1 bores you, another is quickly coming. Some interesting ideas on love, life, sex & destiny
Don't see it if you prefer linear stories and connective themes.
See it if you appreciate energetic, youthful casts and vignettes examining relationships generally and how each relationship informs future ones.
Don't see it if you prefer one shorter, linear plot, elaborate sets/costumes/music, or no music, or intellectual, complex philosophical or historical theme.
See it if You like seeing a play with short pieces. You want to laugh. You want to see something funny and different. You want to be entertained.
Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a play that consists of short interesting pieces. You do not want to laugh.
See it if you enjoy a light hearted romp of new theater, quirky subjects, and a few tender moments.
Don't see it if you dislike short pieces which don't give time to develop full characterization; you don't like silliness in theater, you need a full set.
See it if you enjoy seeing short plays; you like quirky shows; you appreciate good writing and acting
Don't see it if you need a lot of action or a suspenseful plot to hold your attention.
See it if you enjoy vignettes, some funny, some poignant, around a loose theme then you would enjoy sitting thru these
Don't see it if If you prefer big stage productions or single line/theme stories then this is probably not your cup of tea.
See it if You are interested in seeing short plays joined by a common theme. You like small, intimate productions that feel like labors of love.
Don't see it if You want a highly produced, cohesive show. These mini-plays are not related except by theme, which is interpreted differently for each play.
See it if You enjoy a mix of great, good, and bad with your theater. Not all of them were good, but all had SOMETHING you could grasp onto.
Don't see it if If you don't like vignette theater. This was a mix of a lot of short one act plays. Not necessarily worth the trek in the rain, but not bad.
See it if A collection of short plays (comedy sketches, really) loosely tied together around the theme of rebounding from bad romances appeals to you.
Don't see it if You dislike the idea of short quick playlets strung together.
See it if You enjoy short scenes on a common theme. Some of the writing was excellent while other segments were just ok. Most of the actors were good
Don't see it if You need consistency and do not like a variety of writing/acting styles
See it if you want a fun night of very short, often funny or clever snippets and scenes around a particular theme. You want light, high energy.
Don't see it if you want a traditional play, a single play, something fully staged, anything remotely deep.
See it if You're someone who enjoys a tasting menu with varied flavors and textures. You enjoy digging into short pieces and finding the fun.
Don't see it if You don't like new work by established writers.
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