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STRANDED

ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States

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JEFF GARDNER certified reviewer June 12, 2013
I saw this last night. Incredible performances from these two women. Very haunting and beautiful. Go see this!... full review
SHAWN G certified reviewer June 12, 2013
We enjoyed it from start to finish. Strong characters and powerful themes. Check it out!... full review
JOSH HILLINGER certified reviewer June 11, 2013
Intense and talented performances. Definitely worth it for the end. I left invigorated. Heavy subject matters, but overall very realistic presentations of traumatized young women trying to connect.... full review
DEIRDRE MURPHY certified reviewer June 26, 2013
Only one show left tonight! You should try to catch it if you can.... full review
MIKEY CARLSON certified reviewer June 19, 2013
The performances of these two brave souls are breathtaking. The story will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time and you will leave this show dazed, confused, and thinking. Highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates cerebral story lines and thrilling performances. BRAVO! ... full review
KERRY MAYLING certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Excellent performances by these two talented actors. Fiona is a very gifted writer and is thorough in her research of this intense material. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and left the theatre wanting more. A must see. Thrilling!... full review
CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 22, 2013
It started strongly. I went purely on a referral and so did not read too much about the show beforehand. Considering the source material and how deeply they all understood how long term abuse could affect people, the script lacked subtlety. Internal conflict doesn't always translate well when dramatized. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT examiner.com certified reviewer June 23, 2013
This is a show that should be seen. It presents a growing problem in America - the proliferation of sexual abuse and the all too common result of mental illness and violent behavior. Wonderfully written by Fiona Lakeland and directed by Adrian LaTourelle, the cast of Fiona Lakeland as Lucy and Kimberly Connolly as her younger sister Annabelle bring forth the writer's vision in startling clarity. What starts as a poignant drama between two sisters, abandoned by their parents, turns violent when the older sister is confronted with a situation that brings back painful memories. While the show's violent end shows an all too common result of the abuse, the show still leaves you with hope that by confronting the past and getting help in ... full review
JENNIE SHEFFIELD certified reviewer June 24, 2013
http://wemakemovies.org/?p=9610 Stranded written and also acted by Fiona Lakeland is a dramatic piece about sexual abuse and the effects it has on two sisters played by Fiona Lakeland and Kimberly Connelly. Fiona who plays Lucy is the older sister is trying to face her demons of sexual abuse while Kimberly plays Annabelle the younger sister who has resorted to childlike behavior to be in denial of the issue entirely. Stranded is a collaboration of the writer, director Adrian LaTourelle and Kimberly Connelly. They were inspired by the writings and journals of Sylvia Plath and Marilyn Monroe. I applaud anyone who makes an attempt to create something new when obviously fueled by passion, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival is the perfect... full review