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Afterloves: Love Lives in the Afterlife

comedy · br guest productions · Ages 17+ · world premiere · United States

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JENNIFER PREUSS certified reviewer June 23, 2014
Clever writing and wonderful acting! Very entertaining! A must see!!!!... full review
LON FIALA certified reviewer June 23, 2014
A fast, witty show written and delivered by two brilliant performers. Real comedy. Real laughs. Really well done. This show needs a larger venue to play in for a long run, so I can tell my friends to go see it! ... full review
KATHIE YONEMURA certified reviewer June 23, 2014
Clever, witty, hilarious yet tender & sweet ending! Brilliantly written & acted. A must-see!!... full review
ANNETTE WARD certified reviewer June 24, 2014
tagged as: clever · hilarious · winner
A winner! Haven't you always wondered who you would meet in heaven? This is a hilarious comedy about some romantic pairings that take place in the afterlife. The show was well written, clever, and well paced. My favorite couple was Marie Antoinette and Ernest Hemingway. Who knew? At the end of each scene I couldn't wait to find out who the next pairing would be. Actors and writers Betsy Reisz and Ron Hanks brought these historic characters to life with witty dialogue and adept comedy skills. Great show! ... full review
JANA FLINT certified reviewer June 24, 2014
I went to see the closing night of Afterloves, and I have to say that I wish I came to see it more than once. A brilliantly funny show brought to life by two amazingly funny and talented actors, I spent the whole 90-minutes of the show laughing. Each couple pairing just kept getting funnier and I couldn't wait to see who the next pairing would be. After the last pairing performed, I almost wished there was another couple to watch just as long as it meant that the play would keep going. Both Ron Hanks and Betsy Reisz are extremely talented actors, bringing each character that they embodied to life the minute they stepped onto the stage. They worked extremely well together and it was amazing to see them own the stage both alone and toge... full review
SALLY REISZ certified reviewer June 24, 2014
It is an incredibly clever show and the talented actors' twists on the eclectic cast of characters kept the audience laughing the entire performance. It really could not be a more engaging production! Betsy Reisz and Ron Hanks, you are amazing! I'm concededly a little prejudiced but the standing ovation by the overflow crowd on the final night confirmed my assessment!... full review
TERRI MISCHEL certified reviewer June 24, 2014
Afterloves: Love Lives in the Afterlife was a big hit with me as well as my girl friends! I enjoyed the quick witty dialog of each character that the two actors portrayed. The clever pairing of characters was great, too. I hope industry critics take note of this very talented pair of actors especially Betsy! ... full review
SHAUN DEHAAN certified reviewer June 24, 2014
I was already excited for this show the moment I read the premise. But to my delight, it was far more fantastic than I had anticipated. The writing was detailed and flowed wonderfully, seamlessly weaving actual quotes from many of the famed personas into the surprisingly believable dialogue, despite the absurdity of the situations. Not only were the characters and matches wittily crafted, but the actors portrayed their historical alter egos magnificently. Ron Hanks was particularly adept at creating a wild and entertaining version of an excitable Mark Twain, as well as a brusque, rugged and frustrated Ernest Hemingway. And I can't go without mentioning his fantastic vision of one of my favorite historical figures, Nikola Tesla, as an awk... full review
OLIVIA NATURMAN certified reviewer June 25, 2014
tagged as: hysterical · clever · sexy · smart · funny · unique
Afterloves is a hysterical, historical comedy that brilliantly marries love in the afterlife ranging from the touching Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, to the sexy romp of Ernest Hemingway and Marie Antoinette, to the laugh-out-loud P.T. Barnum and the Virgin Mary - all amazingly portrayed by the outstanding Besty Reisz and the fantastic Ron Hanks! I loved it! ... full review
DONALD WATSON certified reviewer June 15, 2014
tagged as: Not to be missed.
I've seen a lot of shows this year.a lot of them brilliant. However the most brilliant in terms of writing and acting is AfterLoves written by Ron Hanks and Betsy Reisz and starring Ron Hanks and Betsy Reisz. Absolutely Brilliant. They are very clever writers and the performances were amazing. Not to be missed .Lounge Theatre.... full review