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Richard Parker

theatre · darkman/fringe management · Ages 14+ · family friendly · United Kingdom

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PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer June 17, 2012
Beautifully acted, this play powerfully draws you into its drama, but I kept feeling like I was watching a modern rewrite of Albee's Zoo Story but instead of park bench, two strangers were trapped in a life-boat. ... full review
MONA DEUTSCH MILLER certified reviewer June 17, 2012
I thought the two actors were wonderful - focused, inventive, authentic, exciting to watch. The writing is sophisticated, intelligent, and the whole piece flows beautifully, gracefully, with suspense and wit. This has been one of my favorites at the Fringe. ... full review
RICHARD ADAMS certified reviewer June 15, 2012
RICHARD ADAMS, The World Socialist Website (to be posted soon) Forty-eight hours before their first show, three young guys from Wales arrived in LA. This was the first time playwright Owen Thomas, actor-director Gareth John Bale, and actor Alistair Sill had been to California and the first time their work has been seen in the U.S. Thomas’s two-character play Richard Parker was a hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe and is coming off a successful U.K. tour. We have producers Michael Blaha and Darkman Productions to thank for bringing this terrific bare-bones production to the Hollywood Fringe. This tightly coiled comedy tells the story of two men, both named Richard Parker, who meet by chance, fate, or design on the deck of a long-d... full review
VICTORIA WATSON certified reviewer June 15, 2012
Taut storytelling with two fine actors. Many arguments to be had over the ending though!... full review
KAT PRIMEAU certified reviewer June 22, 2012
Gotta love a show which features two grown men covered in bird shit! Strongly acted, chock full of interesting facts, this show is smart and sharply done. I seem to have 'missed the boat' on the stakes and the reality of the premise, however, so the 2nd act dragged for me. ... full review

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