Maple and Vine

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Reviews: 2

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Reviews: 0

Maple and Vine
March 1st – March 31st, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
No Performance on Friday March 8th

Written by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Sarah Ripper

Katha and Ryu have become allergic to their 21st century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950's re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors – and they themselves – are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

Reviews

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Taking the concept on its own terms, purely as a slim what-if fantasy, “Maple and Vine” is thought-tickling entertainment and witty, sexy “cosplay” nostalgia, which doubles as an elaborate mating game for young post-millennial marrieds hitting their midlife crises a bit early. Contemporary life can be complicated and problematic—true, and a superficial and fanciful Ozzie and Harriet remedy like this just might fill the bill—at least for two hours.

sweet - Chris Daniels - The Show Report - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

Sarah Ripper's direction of this production is even and very efficient. The actors cover a lot of ground with a minimal amount of movement.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Avatar

Taking the concept on its own terms, purely as a slim what-if fantasy, “Maple and Vine” is thought-tickling entertainment and witty, sexy “cosplay” nostalgia, which doubles as an elaborate mating game for young post-millennial marrieds hitting their midlife crises a bit early. Contemporary life can be complicated and problematic—true, and a superficial and fanciful Ozzie and Harriet remedy like this just might fill the bill—at least for two hours.

sweet - Chris Daniels - The Show Report - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis

Sarah Ripper's direction of this production is even and very efficient. The actors cover a lot of ground with a minimal amount of movement.

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review