An American Video Store

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Audience

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Reviews: 4

Taking place over 3 pivotal moments in the history of the American Video Store, our intimate story of clerks and customers examines the rise and fall of a cultural phenomenon that defined a generation.

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"Overall, the show delivered a deeper emotional payoff than one might have been tempted to expect at the start and it is an interesting exploration of that golden age in America – which is exactly what Fringe is for."

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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"For anyone who grew up with Blockbuster which essentially is everyone I know, An American Video Store seeks to capture that bygone era of the brick and mortar movie renting experience. The story takes place over several years as we peek into the lives of two sisters Leah (Aidan Rees), Rachel (Kristin Morris) and John (Jeff Coppage), the proprietor of this particular Blockbuster Video location. Following these relationships and others Playwright/Director and Narrator Thomas J. Wortham sews together a narrative that comments on a range of topics from death and date night to persuading the clerk to erase those pesky late charges….and…dare I say it!?!?….Netflix. This play is a solid watch for anyone that ever found safety and refuge in the video store."

sweet - Uncle Francis


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black


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"Overall, the show delivered a deeper emotional payoff than one might have been tempted to expect at the start and it is an interesting exploration of that golden age in America – which is exactly what Fringe is for."

sweet - Christine Deitner - The Theatre Times - ...read full review


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"For anyone who grew up with Blockbuster which essentially is everyone I know, An American Video Store seeks to capture that bygone era of the brick and mortar movie renting experience. The story takes place over several years as we peek into the lives of two sisters Leah (Aidan Rees), Rachel (Kristin Morris) and John (Jeff Coppage), the proprietor of this particular Blockbuster Video location. Following these relationships and others Playwright/Director and Narrator Thomas J. Wortham sews together a narrative that comments on a range of topics from death and date night to persuading the clerk to erase those pesky late charges….and…dare I say it!?!?….Netflix. This play is a solid watch for anyone that ever found safety and refuge in the video store."

sweet - Uncle Francis


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black


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"A fun and nostalgic look at how renting movies helped shape our growing up. Sweet and funny. Just what the Fringe needs. Go see it!"

sweet - Stefanie Black