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The Institute for the Opposite of Longing

ensemble theatre · lindsay beamish and vanessa peters · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

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EMILY BOLCIK certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: dark humor · melancholy · surreal
This was a really cool show. It was visually interesting & beautifully acted. I loved the writing. You kind of just get sucked into this fascinating world they’ve created. Felt Charlie Kaufman-esque.... full review
LENORE KASDORF certified reviewer June 10, 2019
What an intriguing, intelligently written, produced and performed show! It was mesmerizing as it unfolded—sad, touching, with genuinely funny moments. ... full review
JUSTIN ROCHEROLLE certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Fantastic! This is a must see. The play is incredibly original, and performed brilliantly by Lindsay Beamish and Vanessa Peters. ... full review
CHRISTINE DEITNER [] certified reviewer June 17, 2019
I am so glad I was able to see this. This piece is beautiful, mesmerizing and sad - I'm not going to lie to you - bring the tissues and open your heart but don't be afraid. Lindsay Beamish and Vanessa Peters have constructed the world of this theatrical experience so expertly that you are able to experience all they go through without having to take the weight of it with you. In other words, without explaining a thing, they make their story very clear and ultimately give us hope for a future where their pain, and whatever our pain might happen to be, is ultimately something we can bear. ... full review
PETER STICKLES certified reviewer June 17, 2019
My favorite thing about shows like these are having absolutely no idea what to expect. I don't even think I read a summary beforehand. What sucked me in immediately were the performances. Lindsay Beamish was the performer you heard first and her ability to completely submerge you into the universe they created was completely remarkable. I was hooked from the start. Both her and Vanessa were hilarious and the entire show felt like something they had been working on for their whole lives - you could tell it was personal and unique. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: funny · sad · profound
The Institute for the Opposite of Longing was absolutely gorgeous. It touched on every emotion of the human experience and left me feeling alive, as well as pondering my own longings and relationship to grief and loss. ... full review
LINDSAY THOMPSON certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: crisp. · Beautiful · Gut-punching
This show gutted me. ... full review
SCOTT LANGER certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: original · heartfelt · longing · milkies
The kind of brilliance and beauty that reaches your inner soul, and reminds you the power that art- when from a genius and pure place, can have.... full review
DAVID CHRZANOWSKI certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: honest acting · grounded
This show was deeply affecting, the actors were grounded and honest. This show represents the best Fringe has to offer!... full review
JEREMY SAPP certified reviewer June 15, 2019
I Long for more Longing!... full review


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