High energy, thought-provoking drama
laced with medium to dark humor throughout.
Steve reminds me much of Woody Allen with
his sensitive, trying-to-be-nice while
seeming to be the victim of his own life . . .
Director Dylan Bell is a star in the making
as he gains valuable experience with this venue.
The Tecate was a kind and generous perk for us viewers.
"Sigmond Twayne's Mental Cookbook"
Ian Gould and his team really accomplished something with NOUNS. The story was compelling and the actors gave good performances. I certainly recommend this show. The last show is today, so go see!...
This was a sincerely high energy show with for the most part great acting and pacing.
Sadly, however, on the night I attended (Friday June 27) there was a couple in the audience whose behavior was so rude and obnoxious, having an out loud conversation for first 15-20 minutes, and no less, the woman getting flip with me when I turned around and called them on it...nearly getting into an altercation...and other audience members spontaneously giving play by plays of the performance...I missed the fine points and critical moments of the drama altogether. Therefore I cannot write a formal review for this production.
The efforts by the cast are commendable. I'd love to see this or other works in the future. Sorry guys that the cast suffer...
Main character Steven is dissatisfied with every aspect of life – his job, his spouse, his brother’s career, and the imprecision of language, to name a few. He relatedly feels trapped by the inertia of his choices, but rather than work on himself, chooses instead to work on everyone else. What follows is a meandering story about Steven’s attempt to find meaning in his life, and force meaning on those around him.
Misbilled as a comedy, Nouns is actually an overwrought meditation....
Please read the rest of the review at <a href="http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-hollywood-fringe-round-up.html">Cinesnatch</a>...