Secure Storage

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A brother and sister romance? No. Friendship? Maybe. Family? Unfortunately. Come meet Thomas and Lauren Cherry, who spend the 4th of July confronting law enforcement, dildos, crack pipes, and their own inglorious selves. Set in a small town in the Southern California desert, Secure Storage unflinchingly explores addiction, familial resentments, and the limits of emotional and relational tolerance. https://www.facebook.com/SecureStorageThePlay

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Raw , unique, well written, terrific cast. Manik Bahl as Office Manager ignites the action; Romney Manger and Mary Newsome legitimize the role of sheriff deputies, presenting a stabilizing influence amid the controlled chaos of Act 1; Allison Blaze is on bloody point as Lauren Cherry, she creates and sustains a portrait of active drug addiction in all of its consequences, she delves below the surface of the stereotypical homeless drug addict and cloaks the character in humanity. Manny Rodriguez delivers tragedy in the form of comedic excellence, his character a paradox, functioning as the anchor between the siblings but one that is sinking them both. Liston Spence as Thomas Cherry speaks volumes with a controlled, well paced emotional depth, and imaginative depiction of what it means to be a recovered alcoholic, progression of an alcoholic relapse.

sweet - markcraig1380


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WHAT I LIKED Great venue very intimate between audience and stage. Greeted at the entrance and felt like a VIP sitting so close. The performers did a great job staying in character, so many great things to say about Lauren and Thomas. From the beginning to the end I felt the struggles between the relationship of the two in character. Lauren's performance was top notch, I felt a personal connection to her struggle with dependency and she made it real. Thomas, a strong brother who only wanted the best for Lauren, was tireless in keeping a protective stance with her. The intertwining of his own issues became visible throughout the performance. I have to talk about Nick, a key role in the performance and entanglement with Lauren and Thomas. I felt he was a real person at first who was present during Lauren and Thomas' struggle until a few key phrases when I felt he was the addiction they both shared. Wow! Costumes were great, the officers looked legit, stayed in character and made me think we were getting a pat down before entering the venue. The manager was great too, great choice, ethnicity in theater is key to making your cast work together. Not to sound stereotypical but he played the part very well. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I was surprised with the venue size, nothing is wrong with the venue, I just never been to such an intimate setting. Now I don't know if I disliked it or liked it. Anyway, great job. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION WOW! The struggle is real, the talent is perfect, this is a must see if you have a family member in pain or need a reminder from you own past. Keep coming back!

sweet - Robmrocks


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The script and storyline were phenomenal. The talent, especially Allison Blaize, did a great job. Character interaction was on point and Manny Rodriquez provided some good comedic relief to a play that was extremely emotional. Liston Spence did a tremendous job with developing one of the main characters from a concerned brother and then really bringing out the characters demons progressively through the play. It's a must see this year at the Fringe Festival and I hope that everyone gets out to see this one. Awesome job all around and kuddos to CJ Haine for putting Storage Space together.

sweet - MarkEld82


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Raw , unique, well written, terrific cast. Manik Bahl as Office Manager ignites the action; Romney Manger and Mary Newsome legitimize the role of sheriff deputies, presenting a stabilizing influence amid the controlled chaos of Act 1; Allison Blaze is on bloody point as Lauren Cherry, she creates and sustains a portrait of active drug addiction in all of its consequences, she delves below the surface of the stereotypical homeless drug addict and cloaks the character in humanity. Manny Rodriguez delivers tragedy in the form of comedic excellence, his character a paradox, functioning as the anchor between the siblings but one that is sinking them both. Liston Spence as Thomas Cherry speaks volumes with a controlled, well paced emotional depth, and imaginative depiction of what it means to be a recovered alcoholic, progression of an alcoholic relapse.

sweet - markcraig1380


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WHAT I LIKED Great venue very intimate between audience and stage. Greeted at the entrance and felt like a VIP sitting so close. The performers did a great job staying in character, so many great things to say about Lauren and Thomas. From the beginning to the end I felt the struggles between the relationship of the two in character. Lauren's performance was top notch, I felt a personal connection to her struggle with dependency and she made it real. Thomas, a strong brother who only wanted the best for Lauren, was tireless in keeping a protective stance with her. The intertwining of his own issues became visible throughout the performance. I have to talk about Nick, a key role in the performance and entanglement with Lauren and Thomas. I felt he was a real person at first who was present during Lauren and Thomas' struggle until a few key phrases when I felt he was the addiction they both shared. Wow! Costumes were great, the officers looked legit, stayed in character and made me think we were getting a pat down before entering the venue. The manager was great too, great choice, ethnicity in theater is key to making your cast work together. Not to sound stereotypical but he played the part very well. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I was surprised with the venue size, nothing is wrong with the venue, I just never been to such an intimate setting. Now I don't know if I disliked it or liked it. Anyway, great job. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION WOW! The struggle is real, the talent is perfect, this is a must see if you have a family member in pain or need a reminder from you own past. Keep coming back!

sweet - Robmrocks


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The script and storyline were phenomenal. The talent, especially Allison Blaize, did a great job. Character interaction was on point and Manny Rodriquez provided some good comedic relief to a play that was extremely emotional. Liston Spence did a tremendous job with developing one of the main characters from a concerned brother and then really bringing out the characters demons progressively through the play. It's a must see this year at the Fringe Festival and I hope that everyone gets out to see this one. Awesome job all around and kuddos to CJ Haine for putting Storage Space together.

sweet - MarkEld82