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Amelia's Going Down

comedy · actaeon theatre co. · Ages 10+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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MARTIN JAGO certified reviewer June 14, 2015
A poignant and tender play that imagines Amelia Earhart fated last journey ending on a desert island with navigator Fred Noonan. It is a story uniquely told by embracing radio drama as a backdrop to the action onstage. It's not InYerFace theatre but subtle, and well-crafted performances from the likes of Lara Lihiya and Jason Britt. ... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 15, 2015
The open and close of this show are pretty rough, and I don't know that they are completely needed, but even so it is a solid #SeeItLA. It is a sweet story that posits a possible outcome of Amelia Earhart's fateful last flight, as performed by a set of actors doing a live radio play. Ramona Creel's character was in charge of the sound effects for the radio show, and she did a great job with them. I like that the actors weren't glued to the microphones the whole time and were allowed to get swept up in the story. However, I would have liked them to have spent more time at the microphones to solidify the radio show aspect a bit more. There are definitely aspects of the production that could be improved, but the story is worth seeing.... full review
CHELSEA SUTTON certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Very heart-felt, imaginative show. Great acting, and the writing was quite good for the scenes that are "on the air." I'm also a sucker for live foley, so that was a lot of fun, though I almost wish it was utilized more! A lovely show you shouldn't miss.... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 23, 2015
tagged as: Radio Show
I am always a sucker for a Radio Show! Most enjoyable! ... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 22, 2015
WHAT IF Aviatrix Amelia Earhart didn't die in the mid-Pacific in 1937 but lived on a desert island? OK: I'll bite! BIG mistake. This cost me 16-1/2 cents per minute, and I regret every penny. Is this the worst play ever written?---Well, it's a contender, and gets the performances it deserves. Worst Supporting Performance of the 2015 Festival: Ramona Creel, who sits onstage during someody else's dialogue scene cranking a Very Loud "cricket" noisemaker for what seems like an hour. (ARE there crickets on a deserted island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean? Nobody seems to have researched THAT, either!) ... full review

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