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American Conspiracy

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

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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
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
ROSALIE IRISH uncertified reviewer 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
TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer June 11, 2018
Wonderful writing from Benjamin Schwartz. Bravo! Makes me want to do cocaine erryday. ... full review
STEPHANIE LYN certified reviewer June 01, 2018
Wow! I enjoyed every second of American Conspiracy. The diner scenes were fantastic, and the emotional tension between mother and daughter felt as if I was witnessing a typical family drama. The interaction between the son battling to save the oil company and the self-interested banker resulted in a thought-provoking twist, providing an imaginative peek behind the scenes of politics and power. The story and dialogue were riveting. Great job to this outstanding fringe team, including the director and especially the writer! I hope to see this show move to more SoCal stages. ... full review
NATHANIEL BEAVER uncertified reviewer June 01, 2018
Upon entering the theatre, I was impressed with the patriotic lighting, and the design throughout the show was very impressive. The creative team utilized the space very well. The actors were very believable and compelling with their individual goals that they strived to achieve. It was well written & directed. ... full review
MEGAN ESBER uncertified reviewer June 12, 2018
Great show! Was like watching a movie on stage. Superbly done.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 02, 2018
I thought was creative with great cast a lot energy extremely entertaining characters in the show and there they played were top notch. ... full review