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The Spring Fling: Rebound

Members say: Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky
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Critics
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Members
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19 reviews
 

F*It Club's annual presentation of world-premiere short plays returns with a new series inspired by the theme "rebound."

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Now celebrating its seventh year, this performance features seven new short pieces by seven different playwrights commissioned specifically for the project.

'Robert and Lucy' by Ngozi Anyanwu: A young man meets a mysterious woman late at night in the deep South.

'Indescribable Snack' by Liza Birkenmeier: Two friends connect over marketing strategy and high school musicals.

'The Quickest Way' by Lucy Boyle: Lillian has heard the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. Literally.

'Antares Returning' by Ryan King: In space, no one can hear you cuddle.

'All Is Bright' by Dan Moyer: Santacon gets emotional.

'Alone in Our Sex' by Matthew Paul Olmos: Can we ever truly be unique in our approach to new relationships?

'Rodman' by Leah Nanako Winkler: A father and daughter come together on the court.

 

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Reviews (21)

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Avg Score

90
Theatre is Easy

“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

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Front Row Center

“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

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72
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Disappointing, Slow

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.

67
Quirky, Disappointing, Good acting

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

78
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you en joy short plays; actors did a nice job

Don't see it if you don't like short vignettes; want a more polished production

5
Indulgent, Banal, Excruciating, Cliched, Amateur acting and writing

See it if you enjoy seeing plays that would have failed Playwriting 101. Also, if you enjoy amateurish acting.

Don't see it if you enjoy quality acting and writing in your plays.

Also This evening could hardly be called professional. Some of the playlets... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing

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.

72
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

75
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

75
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Fun

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.

79
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy short shows of varying quality with a central theme. Some are funny, some serious.

Don't see it if You'd rather more to a story than a 10ish minute skit can offer.

80
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

Also Great acting and some really clever writing. The last piece, in partic... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Indulgent

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.

79
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

Also I didn't have high hopes for this but was pleasantly surprised and enj... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

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.

Also There was a transitional play that played out in between the other sho... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Intense, Great staging

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.

80
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Fluffy

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

75
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

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.

Also The quality of the writing and the acting/directing could be uneven at... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Great writing

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.

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining

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.

100
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like variety, talent artists, small theaters

Don't see it if you like big productions, complex set design, big theaters