Brain Problems

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Reviews: 3

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A world premiere comedy by Malcolm Barrett, directed by Bernardo Cubría. After being diagnosed with ‘brain problems,' a cynical man copes with his life-threatening condition by retreating into his imagination.

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Benardo Cubría, the director, is spot on with the actors who move effortlessly in and out of reality and through the fourth wall. Cubría takes us there and asks us to take a leap of faith, into a reality within ourselves. Life, death, time, and imagination have no boundaries in theatre and this is an example of supreme art of expressive theatre. Cubría's perspicacity and knowledge of the craft of theatre is outstanding.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


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The ensemble as a whole does a good job of pushing the story forward, rolling seamlessly with much of the (literal and figurative) insanity taking place on stage. Amanda Knehans' simple set design allows for plenty of movement as the cast navigates through a few fun dance numbers (choreographed by Manor). Bernardo Cubría's direction manages the chaos well, keeping it from completely overwhelming the viewers. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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“Brain Problems” doesn't really hold together. It feels like a collection of clever ideas that don't really add up to a whole. Line by line the writing is clever and witty and the cast attacks it with gusto - but if you get too attached to the big idea, things start to get frustrating.

sweet-sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review


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Benardo Cubría, the director, is spot on with the actors who move effortlessly in and out of reality and through the fourth wall. Cubría takes us there and asks us to take a leap of faith, into a reality within ourselves. Life, death, time, and imagination have no boundaries in theatre and this is an example of supreme art of expressive theatre. Cubría's perspicacity and knowledge of the craft of theatre is outstanding.

sweet - Joe Straw - Joe Straw #9 - ...read full review


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The ensemble as a whole does a good job of pushing the story forward, rolling seamlessly with much of the (literal and figurative) insanity taking place on stage. Amanda Knehans' simple set design allows for plenty of movement as the cast navigates through a few fun dance numbers (choreographed by Manor). Bernardo Cubría's direction manages the chaos well, keeping it from completely overwhelming the viewers. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Lara J. Altunian - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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“Brain Problems” doesn't really hold together. It feels like a collection of clever ideas that don't really add up to a whole. Line by line the writing is clever and witty and the cast attacks it with gusto - but if you get too attached to the big idea, things start to get frustrating.

sweet-sour - Anthony Byrnes - KCRW - ...read full review