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Movin' On Up

comedy · self · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer June 30, 2018
My favorite acting teacher once gave me words to live by. "Theatre" he said "is revolutionary in nature. It changes you. You are no longer the same person you were before seeing a play." I am of course paraphrasing since he said this in the 1980s. But this play makes a fine example of exactly his point. Just in terms of a weird, dreamlike situation--three strangers meeting for reasons never made totally clear in a graveyard--we the audience listen in on a fascinating, perplexing and unresolved conversation. I never really learned who these people are, although given the locale one theory (they are all dead) sprang to mind. Two men and a woman, just talking, much of what they discuss matters existential yet not academic at all. Indee... full review
CAILIN HARRISON certified reviewer June 22, 2018
Another wonderful Jeremy Kehoe play. The absurdist comedy comes at you in a barrage of wit and language. It feels like a cross between David Mamet and Samuel Beckett. The play is wildly original and the comedy is layered with insight and genuinely touching moments. The actors have to work hard not to get tongue-tied in any Kehoe play and this cast, Jeffrey Wylie, Tessie Barressi, and Gary Rubenstein was more than up to the challenge. Excellent directorial guidance from McKerrin Kelly really brought the play to life.... full review
ANDREW BLACKWOOD certified reviewer June 15, 2018
tagged as: comedy · Beckett · hilarious · philosophical · deep
An incredible work of performance on a fairly spare stage (although the elements included serve action very well). Wonderfully engaging, truly unique writing. ... full review
BETH POLSKY certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Terrific show! Great writing and acting and thought provoking. Philisophical, with a comic twist.... full review
ANN RYERSON certified reviewer June 14, 2018
This show is smart, witty, biting and thought provoking.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
tagged as: existential · thoughtful · surreal · comedy · humor
"Movin' on Up is my favorite of all of Jeremy Kehoe's plays. From the poetic and lyrical dialogue and the incredible actors who spoke the words so beautifully and with intention to the creative setting of a graveyard. The mix of wit and humor of the writing makes this play set in such a surreal surrounding a really fun piece to watch. It will leave you thinking about it days later -- the existential crises of each of the characters, why they were all there, are they dead or alive, can they get out? The writer leaves it for you to decide making this one of the most though-provoking pieces I have seen in a while."... full review
KERRY KAZMIEROWICZTRIMM certified reviewer June 04, 2018
tagged as: fun · funny · graveyard · afterlife
A fun, absurdist piece with a very strong cast who've been tightly directed by the always solid Mckerrin Kelly. ... full review
PAUL MESSINGER certified reviewer June 05, 2018
Wordsmith Jeremy Kehoe is at the top of his form with Movin on Up. The banter is lightening quick and thought provoking. The cast is wonderful. Three talented actors that complement each other other and are so supportive, and are directed with skill, pacing and subtlety. Go see this play.... full review
LESLIE HAGEN certified reviewer June 09, 2018
We enjoyed the linguistic dexterity and elliptical circles of philosophical reasoning. Great characters and great acting. The pacing and direction of the piece was great. ... full review
AMY ROY certified reviewer June 10, 2018
The play was so thoughtful and interesting and poignant. We left excited to talk about the subject and the characters. We talked all through dinner. I don't know the last time a play made me think like this. ... full review