Brilliant Traces

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Rosannah Deluce has been driving for days. Her car dies in a snowbound corner of Alaska. In distress, she seeks shelter in the only nearby structure, an old barn that is the home of Henry Harry, a man she does not know. She is attired in a wedding gown. She is a runaway bride. Henry Harry is an oil rig worker who lives a hermit’s existence during the periods he is not working. His solitude is a refuge from the pain and trauma of events past. The last thing he wants is company, but a beautiful woman has landed literally at his doorstep. Both have run away from circumstances too difficult to endure. Over the next few days, alternately repulsed by and attracted to each other, they might discover that they are kindred spirits. Written by Cindy Lou Johnson. Directed by Kiff Scholl. Starring Caitlin Carleton and Chris Cardano.

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Reviews

"Carleton manages to put all of those things into the makeup of her character which was a pretty amazing performance....There is a lot to enjoy about Cardano's performance who manages not to completely lose his cool with his abstruse partner."

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


"Thanks to Kiff Scholl’s direction Brilliant Traces has great pacing and propels a strong narrative throughout the entirety of the production, undermined only by the need for more quippy dialogue between Henry and Rosannah. The show has much to recommend it."

sweet - David Cruz-Chevez - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"The dialogue and drama moves within a quick pace once it gets itself going. With an eighty minute or so running time, one won’t know what will occur next! Kiff Scholl directs this program with those same rapid intentions in mind."

sweet-sour - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"...it ends up very funny.   No, really, the weird things each of them say, and the reactions they give alone are just a delight.  Both in a real sense are not only ducks out of water, they seem like all sorts of different creatures, each totally removed from their natural environs.  Moles in the air, elephants at sea, camels on a glacier--take your pick.  Really, the effect proves not only hilarious but deeply illuminating--and not only to we the audience.  Not least because when you think about it, both of them must feel in danger.  Yet there's nowhere to go.  No one to help or flee from or run to save each other and themselves."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


"Carleton manages to put all of those things into the makeup of her character which was a pretty amazing performance....There is a lot to enjoy about Cardano's performance who manages not to completely lose his cool with his abstruse partner."

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


"Thanks to Kiff Scholl’s direction Brilliant Traces has great pacing and propels a strong narrative throughout the entirety of the production, undermined only by the need for more quippy dialogue between Henry and Rosannah. The show has much to recommend it."

sweet - David Cruz-Chevez - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"The dialogue and drama moves within a quick pace once it gets itself going. With an eighty minute or so running time, one won’t know what will occur next! Kiff Scholl directs this program with those same rapid intentions in mind."

sweet-sour - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"...it ends up very funny.   No, really, the weird things each of them say, and the reactions they give alone are just a delight.  Both in a real sense are not only ducks out of water, they seem like all sorts of different creatures, each totally removed from their natural environs.  Moles in the air, elephants at sea, camels on a glacier--take your pick.  Really, the effect proves not only hilarious but deeply illuminating--and not only to we the audience.  Not least because when you think about it, both of them must feel in danger.  Yet there's nowhere to go.  No one to help or flee from or run to save each other and themselves."

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review