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dare to fail productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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FREDDIE GUTIERREZ certified reviewer June 05, 2018
tagged as: Honest & compelling
A great and honest portrayal of friends and what happens when something threatens that friendship. It has elements of humor, drama, and quirkiness, all wrapped up in the relationship between two friends. A very simple but powerful story that allows both actors to show their skills in every aspect.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 06, 2018
tagged as: Believable · solid · Good acting
This story is very relatable and comes from the heart. We have all been tested with hard times and it's always good to know that you have someone there if need be. The bond of true friendship is unbreakable. The actors in this show have a great connection and the director guides them through the story very well. The script is solid and I definitely recommend this project, I also look forward to seeing more from this team of players.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 04, 2018
Claire was brilliant. I appreciated the storytelling of supporting and moving through a loved one’s sudden health crisis. ... full review
KYLA MAYER uncertified reviewer June 04, 2018
What an incredible show! Friendship and love and heartache... emotion poured from heart to page and filled the stage so effortlessly. The best part is that it was honest. The fear of losing someone you love is something everyone can connect to and to see it without irony but not lacking humor was truly wonderful. Take someone you care about and have a good cry.... full review
TERRY DADD certified reviewer June 04, 2018
tagged as: touching
"Strong can mean so many things in this play. Physical strength in Tiffany as evidenced by her many trips to the gym. Strength of relationships between the two characters and finally strength in the face of adversity, in this case an illness. The are a few clues to where the play is headed in the dialogue moving up to the event that proves how strong, all of the aboved mentioned things are: friendship, personal grit and the required strength a person needs in the face of loss of control of a situation. The play is well written, well acted and the ending was short but for a one hour play it was sufficient. The most hard hitting part of the play is how quickly the "we will fight this together" gets tossed by the wayside when one realizes, y... full review
MICHAEL PISANI certified reviewer June 05, 2018
Strong holds firm to it’s title and runs with it. Telling a story of friendship holding up though the toughest test, an illness. Shown with themes of deep seriousness balanced by well written, and acted, comedic moments. A sure stand out in this years Fringe festivities and one not to be missed. ... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 25, 2018
Beautiful performances by both actresses and a relatable and important topic. I think the general dialogue was well done, but if you continue to produce it after fringe, which I hope you do, I'd suggest a restructure- maybe a deviation from the linear storyline, or at least a big focus shift so that you tell the most interesting and important part of the story- to me this isn't the story of two bffs and one gets sick- it's the story of how the person who should've have rolled with the situation was the one who had to be picked up at the end. That's a very serious reality I've heard from friends who have gone through major illnesses and I loved seeing it explored, but I felt like the show included that, but didn't make it a big enough focus.... full review
GREG LAVOI certified reviewer June 24, 2018
A powerful portrayal of friendships when a terminal illness strikes. Strong definitely describes the writing and the two stellar performances from the actors!... full review
CURTIS KRICK certified reviewer June 24, 2018
Sincere, heart-felt, brave show that plumbs the depths of friendship and examines the real meaning of strength. ... full review
JOE JATCKO certified reviewer June 14, 2018
STRONG hit upon the realities of female friendship, complete with Gilmore Girl-esque dialogue, while bringing us into an intriguing and heartfelt world--how do young people, who do not yet have families but are too old to be cared for by their parents--manage serious illness. ... full review