Gifted

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Reviews: 6

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Gifted - WORLD PREMIERE! What if your gift was also your curse? Ashlyn has a special power - she can tell the romantic fate of any couple she sees, but cannot tell the same for herself. Enter a world of love and longing, humor and heartbreak, with a touch of magical realism. There is no fear we can't face in this world, because we are all gifted.

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The best you can say about Bob DeRosa is his play Gifted is always lively and very different - a psychic romantic comedy. The play of ordinary people flows evenly, girl meets boy, girl loses boy, and girl waits for her boy to come back.  But, there is a time element missing here, slight confusion as to where we are in time, day or night, where one gets lost in the mystical events happening on stage leading to, for lack of a better word, the denouement.  This element of time is not defined and does not progress in a manner that gives the actor’s a strong purpose or objective.  Perhaps that was DeRosa’s purpose. In the psychic world time is transcended, but in a theatrical world time reflects the urgency of a keen objective or through line.

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


Matt Ritchey

Gifted is a powerful, heartening play and production, which reminds us all that even if we think our gifts are inconsequential, we matter.

Highly Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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Written by Bob DeRosa and directed by Rebecca Larsen, the play takes a somewhat absurd premise into a truly in-depth and touching story that is a feast for the eyes, ears, and the heart.

sweet - Josephine Chang - The Nerds of Color - ...read full review


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...Bob DeRosa’s modern-day fairy tale is undeniably diverting, with well-drawn characters, mordant humor and propulsive dialogue that skitters past the silliness of the plot.

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


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An upbeat production, Gifted explores the gifts of ordinary people in everyday life. A skillfully developed plot and purposeful direction lead the audience to see that “the book is more interesting than the cover.” - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Emily Hawkins - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Rebecca Larsen directs this show in an even stand adding an equal and steady blend of humor and drama.

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The best you can say about Bob DeRosa is his play Gifted is always lively and very different - a psychic romantic comedy. The play of ordinary people flows evenly, girl meets boy, girl loses boy, and girl waits for her boy to come back.  But, there is a time element missing here, slight confusion as to where we are in time, day or night, where one gets lost in the mystical events happening on stage leading to, for lack of a better word, the denouement.  This element of time is not defined and does not progress in a manner that gives the actor’s a strong purpose or objective.  Perhaps that was DeRosa’s purpose. In the psychic world time is transcended, but in a theatrical world time reflects the urgency of a keen objective or through line.

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


Matt Ritchey

Gifted is a powerful, heartening play and production, which reminds us all that even if we think our gifts are inconsequential, we matter.

Highly Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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Written by Bob DeRosa and directed by Rebecca Larsen, the play takes a somewhat absurd premise into a truly in-depth and touching story that is a feast for the eyes, ears, and the heart.

sweet - Josephine Chang - The Nerds of Color - ...read full review


Avatar

...Bob DeRosa’s modern-day fairy tale is undeniably diverting, with well-drawn characters, mordant humor and propulsive dialogue that skitters past the silliness of the plot.

sweet - F. Kathleen Foley - LA Times - ...read full review


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An upbeat production, Gifted explores the gifts of ordinary people in everyday life. A skillfully developed plot and purposeful direction lead the audience to see that “the book is more interesting than the cover.” - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Emily Hawkins - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Rebecca Larsen directs this show in an even stand adding an equal and steady blend of humor and drama.

- - ...read full review