45 Milligrams

Critics

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100 %

Reviews: 3

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 3

With a run time of only 25 minutes, 45 Milligrams is a hyper-short one act that symbolically examines anxiety and depression and the different ways we cope with trauma. The show centers on Joey and Denny, two roommates in a mental institution fixated on a terrifying and silent man who may or may not be real. With occasional input from their doctor, the two struggle to make sense of this mysterious third roommate through verbal sparring and physical violence. What results is a theatrical fever dream that ranges from absurdly comedic to deeply disturbing.

Reviews

Patrick Chavis

Using impressive physical action, 45 Milligrams weaves an intriguing psychological narrative combined with comedy and suspense.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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Who says you can’t tell a great story in less than 30 minutes? I would have seen this show no matter what because one of earliest fringeships, David Haverty, was involved. He turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg when it came to the awesomeness of this production. The show was written by Ian Kaye and directed by Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario, all of whom also starred in the show, with an amazing cameo from Kelly Pierre. This one is pure Fringe gold, and one of the more physical shows at HFF19. It is also one of the best shows of the Fringe.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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Interesting, cool show! The physicality in this show was awesome, and the characters were crazy-fun to watch. I really liked the premise and how the characters just got wackier. The tagline gave away the ending though. Big fan of the fight choreography and direction of the piece. David Haverty has the best grounded crazy-eyes I have ever seen.

sweet - Vivi Thai


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Really, really great writing by Ian Kaye. Absolutely stupendous choreography by Tavi Stutz and cast performances by David Haverty, Ian Kaye, Nikki Mueller, Jason Rosario, and Kelley Pierre. 45 Milligrams is a perfect storm of short storytelling and a must-see at Hollywood Fringe 2019.

Very Highly Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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Shotgun dialogue with a healthy splash of physical comedy made this little gem a delight to watch. The ensemble of players balanced and played off one another with ease. And the physical demands on the actors are awe inspiring as they toss one another about – sometimes in Matrix fashion. A completely enjoyable piece.
Unfortunately, I guessed the end twist within a few minutes. I wish I hadn’t because then it could have unfolded in front of me.
Definitely put this one on your schedule of 'must sees.'

sweet - Jennifer Chun


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Everyone must see this show, the way they express the meaning of the story .... it blows your mind. Especially when I got - what is really happening - I was so impressed, so deep and phycological, it left me with thoughts and impression for a whole week, plus it was funny. A great interpretation.

sweet - Irina Kompa


Patrick Chavis

Using impressive physical action, 45 Milligrams weaves an intriguing psychological narrative combined with comedy and suspense.

sweet - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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Who says you can’t tell a great story in less than 30 minutes? I would have seen this show no matter what because one of earliest fringeships, David Haverty, was involved. He turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg when it came to the awesomeness of this production. The show was written by Ian Kaye and directed by Nikki Muller and Jason Rosario, all of whom also starred in the show, with an amazing cameo from Kelly Pierre. This one is pure Fringe gold, and one of the more physical shows at HFF19. It is also one of the best shows of the Fringe.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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Really, really great writing by Ian Kaye. Absolutely stupendous choreography by Tavi Stutz and cast performances by David Haverty, Ian Kaye, Nikki Mueller, Jason Rosario, and Kelley Pierre. 45 Milligrams is a perfect storm of short storytelling and a must-see at Hollywood Fringe 2019.

Very Highly Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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Interesting, cool show! The physicality in this show was awesome, and the characters were crazy-fun to watch. I really liked the premise and how the characters just got wackier. The tagline gave away the ending though. Big fan of the fight choreography and direction of the piece. David Haverty has the best grounded crazy-eyes I have ever seen.

sweet - Vivi Thai


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Shotgun dialogue with a healthy splash of physical comedy made this little gem a delight to watch. The ensemble of players balanced and played off one another with ease. And the physical demands on the actors are awe inspiring as they toss one another about – sometimes in Matrix fashion. A completely enjoyable piece.
Unfortunately, I guessed the end twist within a few minutes. I wish I hadn’t because then it could have unfolded in front of me.
Definitely put this one on your schedule of 'must sees.'

sweet - Jennifer Chun


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Everyone must see this show, the way they express the meaning of the story .... it blows your mind. Especially when I got - what is really happening - I was so impressed, so deep and phycological, it left me with thoughts and impression for a whole week, plus it was funny. A great interpretation.

sweet - Irina Kompa