Fifty Words

Critics

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Reviews: 0

Adam (Eric Larson) and Jan (Olga Konstantulakis) are alone together for the first time in almost 10 years. Without the buffer of their nine-year-old son (who is away at his first-ever sleepover), this smoothly scripted multi-layered play reveals how closely love and hate can be linked in marriage … how with each problem experienced as parents, each subsequent layer that's revealed shows yet another problem in their marriage. The play is an incisive close-up of the emotional battleground of contemporary relationships and the lengths to which a couple will go to save it.

Reviews

Shari Barrett
"The Battle of the Sexes rages on during the Los Angeles premiere of FIFTY: WORDS by Michael Weller at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood, featuring the remarkable actors Olga Konstantulakis and Eric Larson, directed to perfection by Shane Stevens. Perhaps because the two characters' verbal and emotional interactions with each other so honestly reflect exactly what goes on in my own relationship that I felt completely drawn in, often nodding with the realization that often two such differing outlooks on life cannot possibly find a central meeting ground that works for both people. And yet, we keep trying."

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"Konstantulakis and Larson can not be commended enough for their acting work. Aided by Shane Stevens' sensitive and skilled direction, they command the stage and hold us in their magical spell from beginning to end."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theatre - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman
"The clash between these two misfortunate individuals is one of those horrid, emotionally draining events that take place all too frequently between unhappy spouses and partners. But that authenticity doesn't make this drama any more engaging....."

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"...along with the performances of Olga Konstantalakis and Erie Larson, make this stage work as believable as it could get."

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


Shari Barrett
"The Battle of the Sexes rages on during the Los Angeles premiere of FIFTY: WORDS by Michael Weller at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood, featuring the remarkable actors Olga Konstantulakis and Eric Larson, directed to perfection by Shane Stevens. Perhaps because the two characters' verbal and emotional interactions with each other so honestly reflect exactly what goes on in my own relationship that I felt completely drawn in, often nodding with the realization that often two such differing outlooks on life cannot possibly find a central meeting ground that works for both people. And yet, we keep trying."

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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"Konstantulakis and Larson can not be commended enough for their acting work. Aided by Shane Stevens' sensitive and skilled direction, they command the stage and hold us in their magical spell from beginning to end."

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theatre - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman
"The clash between these two misfortunate individuals is one of those horrid, emotionally draining events that take place all too frequently between unhappy spouses and partners. But that authenticity doesn't make this drama any more engaging....."

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar
"...along with the performances of Olga Konstantalakis and Erie Larson, make this stage work as believable as it could get."

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