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Sewer Rats at Sea

ensemble theatre · golden ticket productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2013
The show was very emotional, well-written and very well performed. The witty dialogue took the audience deeply inside the actors characters' heads. The lead actress (Lauren Marie) delivered a superb performance. Her character's vulnerability, insecurities, and emotional scars were extremely well-conveyed. (oh, and yes, she is quite a beauty!) The lead actor (Michael Rosenbaum) was very believable in his role, and made the audience root for his character. The intimate venue makes the audience feel as though they are actually on the set with the characters, eavesdropping on the emotionally gritty intersection of two complex lives. Very well done!! ... full review
GRANT HARVEY certified reviewer June 17, 2013
Z K Lowenfels' debut play "Sewer Rats at Sea" is as poised, elegant, and whimsical as its extravagant yacht setting, but Z K shines a light through the vapid luxury the characters are surrounded by and gets to the heart of what happens when a Boy likes a Girl...and whether or not a Girl lets herself like a Boy back. The play is sharp, incredibly well written and performed, with stunning performances from Lauren Marie and Mike Rosenbaum as they navigate effortlessly through the written word, turning their characters' inner whims, wishes, secrets, and seductions into poetic meanderings as the Boy tries to woo the Girl and the Girl tries desperately not to be wooed. Plus, I dare say, the banter can be quite funny and not to forget Cameron Mille... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 17, 2013
A true work of art and currently one of my Top 3 favorite shows this year, this show has it all, with stellar writing, superb direction and a dream cast. I was blown away by the vocabulary, the ease with which the dialogue flowed, and the remarkable acting of the cast. I give this two very hearty thumbs up!... full review
MELINDA BROWNE certified reviewer June 19, 2013
SEWER RATS AT SEA is an intelligent and well-written play that takes the audience through an intriguing verbal journey with the “Girl" played by Lauren Marie and the "Boy" played by Mike Rosenbaum. Both actors are well cast and quite capable of holding the interest of the audience through the duration of the play. The standout performance, however, is that of Cameron Miller who plays the “Waiter” as well as “Miles Morden”. Miller’s exquisite comic timing and characterization of the waiter at the opening of the show is a perfect device to capture our attention and draw us in, and while all three actors give excellent performances, the stage seems to come to life when the Waiter and Miles Morden characters are present. The play is well... full review
ALEX KNOX certified reviewer June 24, 2013
To me this play felt like a poem, gliding along effortlessly and revealing surprising depth and heartache beneath the breezy surface. I can't wait to see what this young playwright produces next - her writing already sparkles with the wit and confidence of someone far beyond her years. Gently helmed by Aaron Lyons, the show clips along, without sacrificing moments softness and vulnerability. Special kudos to Cameron Miller - in his brief stage time he brings striking honesty and truly delivers some "fresh air."... full review
ALEX SCOTT certified reviewer June 21, 2013
ZK Lowenfels crafts a poetic script in this short fringe show that fails to live up to all of it's hype. And it pains me to be that honest, but I really can't tell you what the show was trying to do, or say, or convey - other than "hey look at me, I'm written by a self-masturbatory, smart-ass poet, to young for her own good". I was left... perplexed... unimpressed. Now don't get me wrong - the show is beautifully written... but it just dances in circles. Lack of character names make you forget about the characters when they're not on stage, and not really care about what they do or say when they are present. "They're on a boat.... okay.... cool." For lack of a better word, the presentation of it all seems forced. The set, lighting, s... full review
JENNIE WEBB certified reviewer June 14, 2013
Originally posted on Bitter Lemons - "Fringe Femmes" A beautiful - no, gorgeous - young woman stares pensively out at the ocean from the deck of a luxury yacht. A rumpled yet handsome young man joins her. They engage in oh-so impressive verbal sparring... and we all know where their provocative linguistic foreplay is going to lead. ZK Lowenfels doesn't take us into new territory with her new play, but we're quite entertained by her dangerously sharp pen as we glide through familiar waters. With a sure hand, Aaron Lyons directs Lauren Marie as the Girl, and Mike Rosenbaum as the Boy. Both solid performers, they navigate Ms. Lowenfels' "talk in twisty riddles" nicely; Rosenbaum, in particular, is able to paint hi... full review