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The First And The Last

ddb prod. · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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DENISE BARRETT certified reviewer June 03, 2018
I found this show really interesting - we get to see the other side of the story from some of our historical/biblical villains. It's an interesting look at what is sin and is it always bad? Nicely unfolded story with really solid acting.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2018
This show was an in depth but fast paced inquiry of what is truely evil . The interplay between characters was interesting and thought provoking. The ensemble's ability to make the dialogue appear so spontaneous and keep the pace moving kept me involved throughout the performance. I wish I had the oppotunity to see it again. ... full review
CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 25, 2018
Eight hostile people hanging around a bar... Well, that could lead anywhere (and has) but when The Bartender turns out to be The Devil you immediately have a good idea where you're headed! Fortunately, Ani Marderosian has written a smart cogent allegory and got an excellent cast (3 fem, 5 male) to play "real life" characters ranging from Biblical days to the American Revolution. (Spoiler Alert!) They're all Traitors of one sort or another, so if you've ever wondered what Delilah and Benedict Arnold might have to say to each other this is a pretty good guess---and it even comes to a Happy Ending, sort of!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2018
The show was fantastic! The writing and story was excellent and thought provoking. In addition, it was very well cast. Each of the ensemble members was very strong and contributed to the story. I particularly liked the characters of Salome, Judas and Lucifer. Alexa Vellanoweth's portrayal of Salome was both insightful and amusing at the same time. Her monologue brought to light the fancies of a young, spoiled girl yet was very touching. She brought a light heartedness to the play and a comedic element that was a good change of pace during some very serious scenes, yet she showed a level of maturity and insight in her contributions to the adult discussions. I would highly recommend this show.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2018
Interesting concept regarding biblical and political characters. All actors performed their parts well with well-balanced parts.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2018
I loved this show. The talented cast works well together. Brilliant story, directed and staged perfectly.... full review
PAYDEN ACKERMAN certified reviewer June 08, 2018
The First and The Last features a powerful script, inventive direction, and incredible performances. You won’t want to miss this gem. ... full review
PATRICK STROH certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Incredible show! Having one set-piece and basically one long scene is a tall task and yet this show nailed it! I was into it more and more as it went on and really cared for what the outcome would be! Great monologues and committed performances! I was more than honored to see this hidden gem!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2018
I absolutely loved this show. It was well-written, directed and the actors were great. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2018
tagged as: intense · Good
This was a really enjoyable show!! I was very engaged by the story and the performances of the actors! ... full review