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Catalyst

ensemble theatre · the loft ensemble · Ages 15+ · family friendly · United States of America

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NINA LEONARD certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Catalyst - a deftly crafted story about self- destruction and addiction - will break your heart, and fortify it in its doing so. The actors were all incredible in portraying each character in their own singular journey and in doing so, relied on one another a poignant way. Kudos to the writer!... full review
RAFAEL CANSINO certified reviewer June 18, 2015
Fantastic show! See it! Young artists doing impactful, relevant work. Really cool use of music and movement to further the story and highlight the struggle of the characters. A must see.... full review
ALEX FREAM certified reviewer June 18, 2015
Catalyst is one of the most unique and profound plays I've seen in this city. With its strong voice and touching story, it is not a show you'll want to miss. I laughed, I cried, and left The Complex feeling hopeful and inspired. ... full review
PETER SCHUYLER certified reviewer June 18, 2015
tagged as: funny · moving · Fast-paced · well acted · Well Crafted
This is such a good show. It tackles a hard issue, eating disorders, and turns it into a funny, faced-paced, and moving evening's entertainment. April Morrow, the writer/director, and her wonderful cast have won my heart over. If you have to narrow your list of plays to see, make sure Catalyst makes the final cut. You won't be sorry.... full review
ANGELA MERRITT certified reviewer June 19, 2015
tagged as: great · awesome · artistic · Love
I was a little hesitant on the subject but April Morrow did a great job making this subject so relatable. I loved the artist approach of ED and was extremely surprised and brought to tears multiple times. Shows like this is the reason why I love live theater, so great! Everyone must come see it!!... full review
CALVIN PICOU certified reviewer June 21, 2015
This was my second time seeing Catalyst and the story remains fulfilling. The LOFT Ensemble has put together a tight nit group of actors who complement each other well and understand the importance of a group mind. They bring the stage at The Complex to life using little in comparison to the image being created. Combined with dance interludes and a very obvious elephant in the room, Catalyst keeps you engaged and aware of an issue that in most cases in passed over with an uncomfortable chuckle. Catalyst is an eye opening original piece, and it belongs on your list of shows to see at Fringe.... full review

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