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The Mayor's Debate of Tranquility, Nebraska

rah productions · Ages 15+ · world premiere · 55 mins · United States of America

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MIKE DOWLING certified reviewer June 27, 2019
This is the funniest show I've seen in the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Writer and star Jim Hanna continues to be one of the best comedy writers out there. His jokes are always set up well beforehand and pay off beautifully while the story unfolds. This show is so much more than a simple Mayors debate in a small town. I won't ruin it but it goes to a place that was totally unexpected for me, and that pushed it over the edge into something really great. Highly recommended.... full review
BILLY RAY BREWTON certified reviewer June 24, 2019
A fast-paced, engaging, non-stop laugh fest that goes in some dark, unexpected places and winds up having more weight than I ever expected. ... full review
MARLA BLACK certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: witty · political · smart · funny
A witty political comedy delight! A sharply written story performed to perfection. It was a sheer pleasure to watch four incredibly talented actors go head to head in a battle that had me laughing hysterically and gasping in disbelief. ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer June 19, 2019
tagged as: A GOLD MEDAL
A SINISTER, SILLY AND INSIGHTFUL PARODY (OR PERHAPS PARABLE) OF THE AMERICAN ELECTORATE; LAUGHS WITH THE BITTEREST OF AFTER TASTE AND A CHILLING MORAL: BEHIND THE MOCKERY LURKS THE MONSTER.... full review
CHI LE certified reviewer June 06, 2019
tagged as: Dark Comedy
What an outstanding show! Strong performances from every single person with hilarious dialogue and banter between all of the characters. You truly get invested in this small strange little town and the build up to the unveiling of what's really going on. I could not give a more raving review if I lived to a thousand!... full review
FRITZ BREKELLER certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: hilarious · topical · satire
If Christopher Guest and Stephen King had a baby, it would be the aptly titled "Mayor's Debate of Tranquility, Nebraska." This very clever, sharply written satire is well performed and probably one of the best things I've seen at this year's Fringe. Bravo!... full review
DAVID HAVERTY certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: impeccable timing · quick wit · WOW
My expectations were met with the quick wit and delivery from Jim and his cast and I never have experience a show where the time flew by so quickly. Every moment was full and present. The comedic timing was superb with surprising moments of such grounded realism That shook me to the core. Just wow. ... full review
JEFFREY WYLIE certified reviewer June 23, 2019
5 Stars Even outside of the stew that is Fringe, rarely do we see a play so excellently executed. Start with a phenomenal original script that combines belly laughs, suspense, and moments of gut-wrenching emotion, add four actors each at the top of their game, and stir with flawless direction, and you get The Mayor’s Debate of tranquility, Nebraska. Don’t let anyone tell you any specifics about the show, a large part of the fun is the unfolding of the mystery. And DON’T miss it!!... full review
LEA BUSH certified reviewer June 23, 2019
This was a strategic/delightful mix of humor and drama. 11/10 would recommend to anyone interested! ... full review
EDWARD GOODMAN certified reviewer June 12, 2019
tagged as: smart · funny · solid
Show #2: Jim Hanna delivers with yet another rock solid cast. Emily Dorsett's lost, dead-pan, off-stage gaze is a highlight of the show. ... full review