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The Interview

ensemble theatre · the open fist · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2013
Great show. Thought-provoking while being neither ham-fisted, nor coyly clever. Artists are constantly being told to create something that moves you, that you care intensely about, and that will convey the change you want to bring about, and that's what Franco does with this piece. ... full review
AMANDAWEIER@YAHOO.COM WEIER certified reviewer June 17, 2013
In the interest of full disclosure, I read some early drafts of this play and I lent a partial hand in terms of casting and preproduction efforts, so Im not entirely unbiased, but I wholeheartedly recommend this play. The performances are great and the themes are compelling and timely. Great direction and great production value (sound, lighting and projection design is top notch.) It's smart theatre and perfect fringe fare. Go if ya can! ... full review
MATT WILSON certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Fantastic rocker that starts as like one of Pinter's political plays and goes wildly in its own direction. Not just a topical tale but something that truly explores the shifting nature of responsibility. Don't miss it. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT examiner.com certified reviewer June 23, 2013
This show is billed as a dark comedy but I found nothing funny about it, unless you think it's funny to take another human being, strip him of all his dignity, refuse him even an ounce of human kindness, and then beat him to death. On the other hand, this is a taunt story, full of passion and some interesting staging and effects. The acting is hit or miss, and the play leaves you with more questions than it answers. I was doing pretty good with the story until they totally lost me in the final two scenes, leaving me to wonder what the overall message of the play was. This play is not for the faint of heart.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Interesting concept, scary, pointed view of who we really might be/become/were/are. Fairly well-executed, fine performances from the cast. This show made us a bit sick to our stomachs. The only reason we didn't love it, is that it felt repetitive in places -- the point of some of the torture was well taken the first time around. ... full review
DAVID ANIS certified reviewer June 25, 2013
The subject of this play intrigued me and I had heard great things. Many had said it was going to be a bit intense. I felt the opposite, In dealing with torture there needs to be a sense of fear. I never felt that fear, much of the stage combat was poorly blocked and it disconnected me from the piece. The ideas expressed in the writing have a lot of potential but the theatrical experience needs to be more immersive.... full review
BRUNO OLIVER certified reviewer June 23, 2013
Creepy. Smart. Weirdly Funny. Intense. Sharply performed and directed. Very worth your time!... full review
SHARON PERLMUTTER talkinbroadway.com certified reviewer July 01, 2013
I quite liked it. Here is me quite liking it on TalkinBroadway.com: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/la/la374.html... full review
KYLE WILSON certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Intense, committed work from the actors, especially Michael Dunn. Totally on board with the play's sense of outrage, but also its wicked sense of humor. And the eerie "20th Century Boy" sequence is mesmerizing.... full review