Stockholm

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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Meet the couple every couple wants to be. Attractive and immaculately turned out, they are the perfect team. Tomorrow they will be in Stockholm, a city where, in summer, the sun shines 24/7 and sometimes it's dark all day long. Today, it's his birthday and she's going to give him all his presents, treats and surprises. Treading a fine line between tenderness and cruelty, STOCKHOLM reveals a relationship unraveling. It's beautiful, but it's not pretty. TRIPTYCH THEATRE GROUP presents the West Coast premiere of STOCKHOLM, written by Bryony Lavery (Frozen), with choreography by Stephen Buescher and directed by Kim Rubinstein. STOCKHOLM will preview on Friday, January 11 at 8pm and open on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm will run through Monday, January 28 at The Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd. in West Los Angeles.

Reviews

Stockholm Presents a Troubling Portrait of Obsessive Love. In her play, British playwright Bryony Lavery gifts us with an attractive and vivacious young couple (Kimblerly Alexander and Jamie Wollrab), who seem to have everything. But their emphasis on the city of Stockholm has subliminal, troubling implications that unfold during the action of the play. As intricate as Lavery's play may be, Triptych's production values hold it together. Of note: choreographer Stephen Buescher moves the couple in an undulating pas de deaux of love and cruelty. Stockholm is an absorbing and disturbing play, well performed by Alexander and Wollrab, both of whom bring laser-like commitment to Triptych's superior production.

sweet-sour - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


Kim Rubinstein's direction lures the audience into the darkness of souls in conflict. Both actors are a joy to watch as their weave and parry, each aware of the other while pretending otherwise. Given the absence of a traditional stage set, the full weight of the piece must fall on their shoulders; and they do a superb job of keeping the audience on its toes. Kudos to Stephen Buescher for his gorgeous choreography, so enticing and involving. And a special thanks to Ingmar Bergmann, whose films may have inspired this play.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


The West Coast Premiere of playwright Bryony Lavery's two-hander STOCKHOLM pulses with the intense acting abilities of the totally-committed Jamie Wollrab and Kimberly Alexander as the two role-playing lovers Todd and Kali. Only someone desirous of the hot sex Todd and Kali purport to have (accompanied by a fetish for sexual abuse), would find either of these two characters at all sympathetic or someone you'd want to be friends with (although Todd seems to be an able chef).

sweet-sour - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


Director Kim Rubinstein is very aware of the play's weakness for literary tropes, and she does everything she can to physicalize the action and make it as dynamic and kinetic as she can. She's wonderfully assisted in this by choreographer Stephen Buescher, who does amazing work throughout, but especially in these opening scenes. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Stockholm Presents a Troubling Portrait of Obsessive Love. In her play, British playwright Bryony Lavery gifts us with an attractive and vivacious young couple (Kimblerly Alexander and Jamie Wollrab), who seem to have everything. But their emphasis on the city of Stockholm has subliminal, troubling implications that unfold during the action of the play. As intricate as Lavery's play may be, Triptych's production values hold it together. Of note: choreographer Stephen Buescher moves the couple in an undulating pas de deaux of love and cruelty. Stockholm is an absorbing and disturbing play, well performed by Alexander and Wollrab, both of whom bring laser-like commitment to Triptych's superior production.

sweet-sour - Leigh Kennicott - Show Mag - ...read full review


Kim Rubinstein's direction lures the audience into the darkness of souls in conflict. Both actors are a joy to watch as their weave and parry, each aware of the other while pretending otherwise. Given the absence of a traditional stage set, the full weight of the piece must fall on their shoulders; and they do a superb job of keeping the audience on its toes. Kudos to Stephen Buescher for his gorgeous choreography, so enticing and involving. And a special thanks to Ingmar Bergmann, whose films may have inspired this play.

sweet - Elaine Mura - LA Splash - ...read full review


The West Coast Premiere of playwright Bryony Lavery's two-hander STOCKHOLM pulses with the intense acting abilities of the totally-committed Jamie Wollrab and Kimberly Alexander as the two role-playing lovers Todd and Kali. Only someone desirous of the hot sex Todd and Kali purport to have (accompanied by a fetish for sexual abuse), would find either of these two characters at all sympathetic or someone you'd want to be friends with (although Todd seems to be an able chef).

sweet-sour - Gil Kaan - Broadway World - ...read full review


Director Kim Rubinstein is very aware of the play's weakness for literary tropes, and she does everything she can to physicalize the action and make it as dynamic and kinetic as she can. She's wonderfully assisted in this by choreographer Stephen Buescher, who does amazing work throughout, but especially in these opening scenes. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review