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American Conspiracy

ensemble theatre · cyanide theatre · world premiere · United States of America

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BILLY RAY BREWTON certified reviewer June 10, 2018
AMERICAN CONSPIRACY takes a story most of us know and expounds upon it and subverts it in engaging and unexpected ways. The assassination attempt is the backdrop, but this is really the story of disparate characters that feel trapped by 'something', desperately looking for ways out. It's a feeling we can all relate to, and writer Benjamin Schwartz deftly blends the comedy and drama in ways that take a simple tale and turn it into something truly complex. ... full review
DREW PETRIELLO certified reviewer June 12, 2018
What a sharp-witted, superbly acted show. It deals with fascinating questions about family and power and money, but is never overbearing with the messages.... full review
JERRY MILLS certified reviewer June 29, 2018
tagged as: Amazing acting
A taught drama well-crafted by writer, director and cast. THIS is what we need more of in the American theatre scene! Would fit perfectly among one acts from Sam Shepard, Mamet, Sharr White. Garver and Schiller drive the action while Cantrell and Winston deftly listen and react from developed inner lives. Great ensemble performance all around. When your left wishing their was more you know they've conspired to craft something good...for America.... full review
JAMES SCHNEIDER certified reviewer June 23, 2018
tagged as: History · American · drama
Clever, engaging meditation on American values spiced with non-partisan corruption. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
The author has devoted a lot of research into the root causes of the attempted assassination of President Reagan in March of 1981. It was very creative the way that events were portrayed in three separate sub-sections: On the right side the dialog among government officials; on the left side the banter between mother & daughter in the restaurant; and in between the appearance of an obviously nervous John Hinckley.... full review
EDWARD HONG certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Benjamin Schwartz and Matt Ritchey always bring their A-Game to Fringe, and this show is no exception!... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 22, 2018
Fast-paced, high energy fun that allowed a few moments for the audience to catch it's breath. Incredible cast, every one of them deserves high marks. Great story, well-woven into the fabric of the known history of the time. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 22, 2018
This play presents a plausible explanation, and does it in such a manner that you will leave the theatre contemplating that question. Playwright Benjamin Schwartz and director Matt Richey give us a golden opportunity to witness the possible behind the scenes dealings in this matter. ... full review
ROSALIE IRISH June 20, 2018
tagged as: riviting · exciting
American Conspiracy was an intense well-acted and written play, switching between two plot themes, the women in the restaurant and the government. It is a different take on the Hinkley story interspersed with Beatles symbolism and metaphors that remind you how important the Beatles, especially John Lennon, were in advocating for peace in a violent era. We still have our conspiracy theories and this one was unexpected unless you know the history behind the assassination attempt on President Reagan. The playwright makes you think about things that happen today that we are unaware of and maybe don't learn about until years later.... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 20, 2018
A GOLD MEDAL...... full review

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