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THANKSGIVING

comedy · samovar subway ensemble · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ROB STEVENS haineshisway.com certified reviewer June 05, 2017
A very solid outing.... full review
EDWARD HONG the nerds of color certified reviewer June 13, 2017
Thanksgiving is one of the strongest shows I've seen so far at the Fringe this year.... full review
TONY FRANKEL stage and cinema certified reviewer June 23, 2017
Given the sit-com nature of the script and direction, and given that a few characters (the brother, his roommate) are used for conflict more than story, and given that it's yet another Turkey Day family reunion, it's surprising that "Thanksgiving" works as well as it does, especially for a first time out. This production also has going for it a stage full of distinctive performers, but Gary Poux as the put-upon fiancee mines the most comic gold from character-driven humor. There are even surprises and spit-takes. My issue is that the playwright keeps dousing her potential by giving characters inauthentic reactions and moments in order to get to the next layer of dirty laundry airing. I would love to see this stretched out into a two-act c... full review