Stand Down The March

Critics

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Reviews: 1

Audience

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Reviews: 3

What is the role of activism? Liv is a third quarter senior in college looking for her “thing.” She stumbles into a cause when she learns a professor is an active Holocaust denier planning a march on campus. Naomi Brodkin's new play explores the notion of truth and how far one must go to fight for it.

Reviews

In the profusion of the over 100 works in the “ensemble theatre” category at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Naomi Brodkin's play Stand Down the March is a diamond in the rough. The play was commissioned by Next Theatre of Evanston in 2011 and went on to win the “New Voices: Emerging Talent” award from the Chicago Jewish Historical Society in 2012. Now the play is making its LA premiere in a political climate that makes this work even more timely.

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - ...read full review


An intense, thought provoking play about what happens when a student finds out a tenured play is a holocaust denier. An insightful look at how people use causes to define themselves, and the difficult choices they have to make when shining a light on the darkest parts of humanity may just draw more attention to it. The actor who plays the professor in question does a great job of keeping us guessing. Is he a kindly old teacher who is just misunderstood, even sympathetic, or is he truly a monster? The final confrontation with the student is a standout scene.

sweet - David Lucarelli


An exceptionally strong show with a politically-charged subject. The writing is sharp and insightful with just enough humor. The acting and directing are first rate. Highly recommended.

sweet - Brian Pope


A well done play on an interesting and thought-provoking subject. The dialogue was well written, quick, funny, and made the actors believable as college students. The actors did a good job capturing their characters' specific personalities and milking the humorous moments. The play skillfully tackled the topic of Nazi supporters and asked meaningful questions about what it means to be an activist, especially as a young 20 something. Overall, the play held my interest the entire time and left me with something to think about.

sweet - Anonymous


In the profusion of the over 100 works in the “ensemble theatre” category at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival, Naomi Brodkin's play Stand Down the March is a diamond in the rough. The play was commissioned by Next Theatre of Evanston in 2011 and went on to win the “New Voices: Emerging Talent” award from the Chicago Jewish Historical Society in 2012. Now the play is making its LA premiere in a political climate that makes this work even more timely.

sweet - Tin Pan L.A. - ...read full review


An intense, thought provoking play about what happens when a student finds out a tenured play is a holocaust denier. An insightful look at how people use causes to define themselves, and the difficult choices they have to make when shining a light on the darkest parts of humanity may just draw more attention to it. The actor who plays the professor in question does a great job of keeping us guessing. Is he a kindly old teacher who is just misunderstood, even sympathetic, or is he truly a monster? The final confrontation with the student is a standout scene.

sweet - David Lucarelli


An exceptionally strong show with a politically-charged subject. The writing is sharp and insightful with just enough humor. The acting and directing are first rate. Highly recommended.

sweet - Brian Pope


A well done play on an interesting and thought-provoking subject. The dialogue was well written, quick, funny, and made the actors believable as college students. The actors did a good job capturing their characters' specific personalities and milking the humorous moments. The play skillfully tackled the topic of Nazi supporters and asked meaningful questions about what it means to be an activist, especially as a young 20 something. Overall, the play held my interest the entire time and left me with something to think about.

sweet - Anonymous