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World Builders

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the show

Flux Theatre Ensemble presents a new dark comedy about two psychologically fragile patients who meet during a clinical drug trial. More…

In 'World Builders,' Whitney and Max live deep within their own imagined realities—one expansive and fanciful, the other dark and brutal. To break free of these visions and become functional members of society, they embark upon a clinical drug trial that might erase these worlds forever. But are they truly able to leave their fantasies behind? In a medicated age when our imaginations are colonized by mass media, how do we know when happiness and love are real?

May 5th, 2017
"A shared tale of love, agency, and devotion...Humorous, heartfelt, and philosophical of its own accord, Johnna Adams’ script shines under the actors’ chemistry and realism...By inviting the audience into its characters’ worlds, and similarly tasking us to hold them, 'World Builders' challenges u...
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May 3rd, 2017
“The dialogue is artfully crafted, Kelly O’Donnell directs with a sure hand, and the early going suggests a strong result...Before the final conflict arises my patience wore out…Whitney and Max passionately – and incessantly – debate how to achieve a happy ending together. Like real life, but unl...
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May 7th, 2017
"During the show’s intermissionless 90 minutes, Spielmann uses her characters' words to extends her world around the set and into the audience. Schulenburg keeps up artfully awkward attempts to maintain his character’s boundaries. Together, these actors create a joyous, revelatory experience akin...
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May 3rd, 2017
“An empathetic, whimsical portrait of two people finding comfort in each other’s fantastic delusions...There is a warmth and fluidity to the physical life of the show…Adams’s script has a lot of fun fleshing out the fantastic details of Whitney’s world…But the script really drops in when Max fina...
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