Audience: Ray Fox

Jun

One Last Thing Before You Go

A wry, emotional, thought-provoking interactive little ditty that hit me right in the feelings. It left me wanting to go back again and do things differently, just to see what might happen. The interactive aspects were well done and really pushed me to thoughtfully consider every choice I made. The actors were fantastic and deftly engaged with and incorporated my actions into the story. The only negative thing I can say is the on and offboarding could have been more integrated with the context of the world. And it could have been a little longer, but that's just me lamenting the fact that I wanted to be part of the world for more time. Overall, it was a haunting and touching piece that still has me thinking, days later.

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Jun

Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale

Intriguing and unique premise drew me to the show, but also made me skeptical about how this could possibly be engaging for an entire hour-long performance. The show is largely improvised, especially once the sale opens for business and the audience is allowed to engage and purchase things. Now I could see how this kind of structure could be a disaster under the wrong circumstances like a poor cast or trollish audience members. I'm sure some performances turned out better than others for this very reason; but this was not the case the evening I went. For the show I attended, the actors were in sync with one another and in perfect form and the pacing was spot on, ending at just the right moment. For what could easily be a frivolous improvisational exercise taking a cue from Toy Story became something profound about materialism, the impermanence of life, and, ultimately, death. I walked away wanting to see more and sincerely hope I get a chance to.

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