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The Stars

immersive theatre · ceaseless fun · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 11, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

Despite the comment above, Hollywood Blvd at night in the middle of tourist season is amazing! And what a great backdrop for an exposition on fame. The actors themselves were really great as discrete vignettes unto themselves. Of note, I could have stared into the Anthony Perkins-like glare of Terence Leclere all night long.

What I didn't like

The background noise was both amazing, and a distraction. It became difficult at times to focus on the actor’s monologues as my eyes darted about the street a lot. At the end, I wasn’t quite clear of the author’s purpose, and it didn’t feel as if there was a direct thread by which to connect the characters’ narratives. It was “cool”, but not nearly as substantive or impactful as other Ceasless Fun productions. Lucky for me, I took a Lyft to the show and I was heading west to get home. Otherwise, I might have been a bit perturbed if I wound up half a mile or so from my starting point.

My overall impression

A very fun experience that seemed to have something specific to say. However, all the external stimuli and the disconnect between the personas made the message unclear.

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