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"Transition"

comedy · none · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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AMY SIMON certified reviewer June 10, 2017
A MUST SEE! It's as funny and smart, as it is disturbing and powerful. And it is EXTREMELY disturbing - in a political way - and powerful in its realism and relate-ability. An absolutely brilliantly written, acted and directed perfect piece of very emotional and important theater that beautifully captures the zeitgeist. So so so smart. SO well done. I was enthralled and the time flew. ... full review
MARTIN RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 10, 2017
For anyone interested in our political climate or looking for motivation to fight for what's right, come see this show. ... full review
DENICE STRADLING June 15, 2017
Funny in a depressing way, insightful, well written, directed, and acted. Thank you! ... full review
MINDY PFEIFFER certified reviewer June 19, 2017
This play was one of the best of this year's Fringe. The acting was so spot on, I felt like I was a fly on the wall watching President Obama and Trump having their private conversation in the Oval Office. By the end, I was ready to throttle Trump and beg Obama to come back! The writing is fast paced, witty, and totally believable, I highly recommend this play, go see it!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
I LOVED this show! TRANSITION was so jam-packed with ideas, wit, current politics, and humor that I didn't want to miss one word! So many classic moments made me feel it was a slice of their real meeting!... full review
ELIZABETH CARDER certified reviewer June 24, 2017
The issue is very current filled with information, Republicans may learn from, while Democrats will enjoy reviewing. I feel it's important to teach and bring laughter to many. God forbidding, tRump maybe running again! People need to know this.... full review
ROB MANDELL certified reviewer June 25, 2017
Ray Richmond's "Transition" is a wry and poignant glimpse into an imagined conversation between President Obama and Donald Trump during their transition of power meeting. At times gut-wrenching, the play drills down beneath exterior walls to expose Trump's overt narcissism and unsettling immaturity, and how Obama might not have fully realized until that moment that he must relinquish tremendous power to a dangerous child. It is smart and funny, but the core of its truth is dark and foreboding. It reveals the absurdity of our national predicament and perhaps better than any other commentary underscores the peril of being cavalier at the voting booth.... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 27, 2017
I'm so happy I saw this and I'm so glad I didn't see anything before or after it. This isn't a "fringe" show and it requires and deserves attention. In the current political climate I know we'd all like to run away, but this is an important time to listen. Playwright Ray Richmond has created a beautiful piece - it feels sort of like a love letter to Obama and to the values that sometimes sneak out of a well intentioned but very flawed country. The show doesn't sugar coat anything but it also doesn't dramatize - it feels real from start to finish and has a few heightened moments of comedy and drama that are beautifully earned- thanks in part to the lovely direction by Lee Costello who has made what is essentially two guys talking to each ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2017
tagged as: politics · Trump · humor
A well-written play that avoids the low bar of turning Trump into just a punching bag for feel-good jokes and instead tries to accurately depict how the meeting might have gone down and lets the humor arise from a realistic depiction of Trump's outrageous personality. While a farce might have been more entertaining, this approach has much more value.... full review
LINDEN WADDELL certified reviewer June 26, 2017
An interesting 'meeting of the minds'; thought provoking and, ultimately, sad.... full review

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