STILL

Critics

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 5

Audience

LemonMeter

90 %

Reviews: 5

“He's the victim, Nick, and I'm the drunk girl.” After the music has died, the red cups trashed, the gavel's fallen and the sentence passed down – what remains? STILL follows three young adults whose lives are at once changed and entangled forever. Chloe, Aaron and Julia attended a party wanting to start the school break with a bang. Instead, sinister events unfold that leaves one teen violated, another dead and the rest reeling. Years later Aaron and Julia are brought together by an underwhelming high school reunion but it is their need to absolve, to forget, to heal, that forces them to revisit what really happened that night at that party in that dark bedroom.

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Reviews

"Directed by Olivia Fischer, and written by her in association with the cast, Still, (which I believe is the Fringe's first South African entry) is stylish, intelligent, superbly acted by a strong cast and beautifully staged."

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"A 45 minutes cliff hanger brilliantly performed by three actors from Cape Town. The inter-locking nuanced performances have one laughing one moment and deeply shocked the next. Rape culture seen from a South African perspective confirms how universal a plague it is."

sweet-sour - Carolina Miranda


"Writer/director Olivia Fischer has conceived a gentle approach to the subject of rape. Inspired by her own personal experience, Fischer led her actors in a process of improvisation to fully flesh out the script, making the piece at least partially devised. The acting and directing style are incredibly naturalistic, which serves nicely amid such a delicate stage atmosphere... Depictions and descriptions are never graphic, but a trigger warning is still issued for the obviously upsetting and collectively prescient subject matter."

sweet - Vanessa Cate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"This is hands down the best show I have ever seen in my entire life. I left the show speechless. He cast of three were phenomenal, effortlessly swimming through the beautifully written and composed text. A must see!"

sweet - Hugo Leandri


"Still is a MUST SEE at this year's Fringe festival. Hands down, my favorite production I've seen. Profound. I was honestly enthralled from the first entrance to the final blackout. Everyone needs to see this production."

sweet - Victoria Stafford


"At thirty minutes, Still is so simply written, so sparsely staged, so guilelessly performed, but the moral implications reverberate. Developed in Cape Town, South Africa, the story deals with sexual assault, justice and trauma based upon the personal experiences of the writer. Not heavy. But the material lands. It is incredibly powerful. Beautiful lighting and stage elements. - Recommended"

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"The impact is powerful and haunting. Theatre, a teacher once told me, is inherently revolutionary. If you leave the exact same person who sat down that performance is a failure. This is no failure. Quite the opposite!"

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


"This show was breathtaking, incredibly designed, and doesn't have an ounce of fat for the entirety of the play. Well written, acted, and directed, I left the theater absolutely blown away by what they had accomplished. Everyone at Fringe should be spending some time here. You will be incredibly happy that you did!"

sweet - Matthew Gudernatch


"The cast of three is stellar, and keep their performances subtle and nuanced to fit the mood and feel of the play. They are able to move seamlessly from one vignette to another to keep the pacing steady, driving straight to the end."

sweet - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


"Amazing words! Amazing cast. Superb lighting and set design. Breathtaking in its rawness. Highly recommended. Plus the South African accents are easy on the ears! A wonderful theater experience for the first night of Fringe."

sweet - Greg LaVoi


"Directed by Olivia Fischer, and written by her in association with the cast, Still, (which I believe is the Fringe's first South African entry) is stylish, intelligent, superbly acted by a strong cast and beautifully staged."

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"Writer/director Olivia Fischer has conceived a gentle approach to the subject of rape. Inspired by her own personal experience, Fischer led her actors in a process of improvisation to fully flesh out the script, making the piece at least partially devised. The acting and directing style are incredibly naturalistic, which serves nicely amid such a delicate stage atmosphere... Depictions and descriptions are never graphic, but a trigger warning is still issued for the obviously upsetting and collectively prescient subject matter."

sweet - Vanessa Cate - Stage Raw - ...read full review


"At thirty minutes, Still is so simply written, so sparsely staged, so guilelessly performed, but the moral implications reverberate. Developed in Cape Town, South Africa, the story deals with sexual assault, justice and trauma based upon the personal experiences of the writer. Not heavy. But the material lands. It is incredibly powerful. Beautiful lighting and stage elements. - Recommended"

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


David MacDowell Blue
"The impact is powerful and haunting. Theatre, a teacher once told me, is inherently revolutionary. If you leave the exact same person who sat down that performance is a failure. This is no failure. Quite the opposite!"

sweet - David MacDowell Blue - Night Tinted Glasses - ...read full review


"The cast of three is stellar, and keep their performances subtle and nuanced to fit the mood and feel of the play. They are able to move seamlessly from one vignette to another to keep the pacing steady, driving straight to the end."

sweet - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


"A 45 minutes cliff hanger brilliantly performed by three actors from Cape Town. The inter-locking nuanced performances have one laughing one moment and deeply shocked the next. Rape culture seen from a South African perspective confirms how universal a plague it is."

sweet-sour - Carolina Miranda


"This is hands down the best show I have ever seen in my entire life. I left the show speechless. He cast of three were phenomenal, effortlessly swimming through the beautifully written and composed text. A must see!"

sweet - Hugo Leandri


"Still is a MUST SEE at this year's Fringe festival. Hands down, my favorite production I've seen. Profound. I was honestly enthralled from the first entrance to the final blackout. Everyone needs to see this production."

sweet - Victoria Stafford


"This show was breathtaking, incredibly designed, and doesn't have an ounce of fat for the entirety of the play. Well written, acted, and directed, I left the theater absolutely blown away by what they had accomplished. Everyone at Fringe should be spending some time here. You will be incredibly happy that you did!"

sweet - Matthew Gudernatch


"Amazing words! Amazing cast. Superb lighting and set design. Breathtaking in its rawness. Highly recommended. Plus the South African accents are easy on the ears! A wonderful theater experience for the first night of Fringe."

sweet - Greg LaVoi