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Loves Adventures

comedy · broads' word ensemble · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2017
A very entertaining, joyful production that left me very happy. I was smiling the entire time.... full review
SUSANNE LIAW certified reviewer June 10, 2017
Clear chemistry between the cast. Snappy and smart play!... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 11, 2017
There is some really good material in LOVES ADVENTURES. The script is solid, Esther Mira and Faith Kearns in particular did a good job with the language and archetypal characters. But the choice of an 80's theme was muddy and made no sense to me - I'm not a proponent of needing classics to stay in period, but nothing felt "80's" about it except for the clothes and the music choices. This resulted in a "relaxed" and sometimes sloppy "modern" feel to the work, though the language demanded diction and heightened style. I understand that this was intended to have some connection to "the evolution of social attitudes" but it fell flat for me. But some good fight work, familiar and welcome tropes, and some good performances at play.... full review
BOB LEGGETT indie voice blog certified reviewer June 19, 2017
A surprising show with a great story, a definite 80's vibe with Elizabethan English - a winning combination. See our full review at Indie Voice Blog... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
What was the stand out for me was to see a rework of a classic play with a diverse ethnic and gender actors. So refreshing. Also to see the lead characters were strong independent women; more of that please. Easy to follow and humorous it was great to see those 80's references. ... full review
JAMES COUGAR CANFIELD certified reviewer June 20, 2017
I love when a show can inspire you to do more research after the show. During curtain call, I got so excited to get to research Margaret Cavendish. Really fun show, if you like the silliness/gender bending/love-story of Twelfth Night meets feminist exploration of classic material, you'll love this! ... full review
TIFFANY CASCIO certified reviewer June 20, 2017
This show is FUN. I saw it after a long day at work and it put a smile on my face immediately, just an absolute delight. ... full review
PATRICK ALBANESIUS certified reviewer June 20, 2017
A fantastic retelling, and a damn fine reminder to men everywhere that women are not to be trifled with. Everything moved along at a sharp pace without losing any of the refinement of the language. A standout performance by Chineze Enekwechi had me laughing at almost every line, but really the entire cast was wonderful, and the direction was spot on. ... full review
MATTHEW ROBINSON certified reviewer June 21, 2017
tagged as: endearing · crowd pleaser · CUTE · funny · nice cast · classic
A nice spin on an old classic I was not familiar with until seeing. It feels fun and fresh despite the play being hundreds of years old and you can literally feel how much fun the cast and audience is having with all of the situational comedy. Brisk, funny, endearing and touching it's got a nice little mix of everything you'd want from a play of this kind.... full review
MARCUS J FREED certified reviewer June 23, 2017
Delightful! Loves Adventures is a beautifully-conceived Restoration comedy: in Hollywood shorthand, an “18th-Century Rom Com”. Or in this case, an 18th Century Feminist Romcom. Broads Words is a passionate company who have staged the lesser-known work of Margaret Cavendish, giving important exposure to the voice of a female playwright from the Restoration era, deftly cutting longer scenes into bite-sized chunks. Restoration Comedy was partly inspired by the idea of ‘Social Contracts’ coming out of the French Revolution - the concept that we get into relationships (love, sex, marriage) but on a deeper level there is a contract between two people - e.g. the man will care for the wife, protect her and support her. Broads Words cleverly t... full review
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