Thank You For Loving Me

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Reviews: 12

Sat Jul 27, 8:30pm

WINNER HOLLYWOOD FRINGE PRODUCERS' ENCORE AWARD

August and Bobbie have been broken up for weeks. Bobbie comes back to the apartment she left to pick up the last of her things.

Like a manic, time-jumping fever dream- they recreate all of their highs and lows of their relationship. Only, they have differing memories and perceptions of the events.

Thank You For Loving Me explores still loving someone yet knowing it is time to say goodbye.

Tickets are discounted to $10 instead of $15 for the encore performance

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Reviews

"Funny and Heartbreaking. The powerful piece triggered memories of past relationships with all of their ups and downs and forced me to reexamine my perspective on how I relate and listen to people I’ve cared about. Loving relationships are at times challenging and rewarding regardless of the outcomes. This play was a welcome reminder of lost love’s previous incarnations.The acting was superb. Ashley Fountain’s navigation of Bobbi’s emotions stirred the inner depths of my soul and touched me in unexpected ways. The chemistry between her and Scott drew the audience in through their joyful discovery of each other just to set us up for the painful misunderstanding of relating as their love evolves and shifts in all too familiar ways. Scott Langer has crafted a very genuine story with his realistic and nuanced writing. The staging was efficient and the lighting shifts helped to communicate the play’s use of Time."

sweet - Jeremy Sapp


"Thank You For Loving Me makes the audience a fly on the wall, watching a romantic relationship ebb and flow in heartbreaking ways. Fountain and Langer are so comfortable with each other onstage, the illusion of a play disappears shortly into the show. We become convinced that we’re sitting in a living room watching a real relationship go through its ecstasy and turmoil. Universal heartbreaking scenarios arise that hold more than enough specificity to overcome becoming cliche. The writing of the show is already strong but Fountain and Langer elevate the language to a new level through their performances. Beautiful show! Go see it!"

sweet - CAMERON J PARKER


"What I liked Great chemistry between Scott and Ashley. Their raw performance made you feel as if you had been in the relationship with them. What I didn't like I was fully immersed and the tension was high maybe a little more comic relief for the audience. My overall impression Thank you for loving me is an emotional rollercoaster of an all too true look at the ups and downs of the end of a relationship. Scott Langer and Ashley Fountain captivate the audience with their raw, emotional, heart on their sleeve performance reminding all of us of the love and hurt we go through when a chapter closes in our lives. Go see this show so you can remember why it’s important to love the people in our lives and to be present and grateful for what we have"

sweet - Tim Bailey


"Scott and Ashley’s preparation of and commitment to their characters is both remarkable and disturbing; imagining what it took to be able to produce this performance adds a layer of emotional weight that you don’t even realize until after you’ve had a minute to breathe. I appreciated that I found both characters to be likable and detestable at times, though if I were forced I would generally attribute the failure of the relationship to Scott’s character, August (which makes one “root for” Bobbie a bit more). Ultimately, I forgot I was watching a play; instead, I felt like I was watching two complicated people blow up their relationship in real-time; in short, thank you for this performance!"

sweet - Ben Nicholson


"What I liked The subtle lighting queues helped distinguish past from present scenes. The voicemail recordings also helped set the scene. What I didn't like I’m not sure if there was a recording that was supposed to play during one of the scene transitions that didn’t, but there was one transition that happened in silence. The other transitions had voicemails the characters left each other, playing during the set changes, which were really effective. My overall impression This was an intimate portrayal of a relationship’s end. Langer and Fountain’s performances were entirely realistic and absorbing. Through present day scenes, and flashback moments, the audience saw how both sides recalled the same shared experiences, that ultimately lead to the destruction of the relationship."

sweet - Erin Thayer


"The story, the actors and the theater. With a bigger budget, feel like this could be executed on a larger scale. An emotional and intense rollercoaster, filled with joy and pain. The two main actors delivered on the uniquely authentic script. So good, I want to see it again before it ends!"

sweet - Joe Roz


"A gut punch to the heart. It feels like you’re watching a real couple. Langer and Fountain’s chemistry was dynamic and so believable at times it felt like you accidentally walked into a private conversation and stayed for fear they might hear you if you left. It cuts to some hard truths, the writing so raw and honest, it leaves you questioning your own love life long after you leave the performance. This was an incredible theatre experience (even if you have to remind yourself numerous times… it’s not real… it’s just an incredibly real theatre experience)."

sweet - Marla Black


"An alternately gripping, desolate, and funny look at the life cycle of a New York relationship, brought to life by three notably talented dramatic actors. Exploring a relationship through flashbacks and post-mortem isn’t a new idea, but the attention to detail and sheer performance talent here make this play distinct. Scott Langer’s story is dense with the true-to-life rituals and nuances of a relationship, carrying us to its giddy heights and despairing depths. The narrative feels distilled from real life experience, but is dramatized into vignettes that make it relatable for outsiders. I was drawn into world of the story from the first moment. Performances are believable and rich with personality. Langer’s haunted and brooding male lead is nicely complemented by the alternately giddy and desperate counterpoint from costar Ashley Fountain. Though Sam Quinn’s best-friend-with-his-own-issues has only a brief episode on stage, he feels as real and fleshed out as the two principals."

sweet - Michael Shapiro


"A hauntingly accurate depiction of the ups and downs of a long-term relationship coming to an end, beautifully written and brought to life by three incredibly gifted actors. It was fun, terrifying, beautiful, adorable, heartbreaking, and horrifyingly relatable. The play highlights two tremendously different recollections of a shared experience, forcing me to question the validity of my own memories of my past romantic relationships. It’s fast-paced, and has not one boring or sluggish moment. The actors forced me to feel their characters’ emotions from the audience and were able to break the tension felt in the room by being completely hilarious at the perfect moments. I loved it."

sweet - Rachel Ellner


"What I liked I liked the honeymoon stage, how the characters show their best side and begin bonding, while slowly but surely Bobbie (played wonderfully by Ashley Fountain) begins to disappear in the relationship. The water starts to boil and we inevitably witness the breakup. Dialogue is sharp, quick and fast paced, as if condensing a whole relationship within a 40 minute span. What I didn't like Having the lights out as they prepare for the scene scene made it harder for my pupils to dilate and adjust to the lights going from off to bright to even brighter. My overall impression An intimate look inside a nasty breakup. I felt I was a fly on the wall, watching the characters unfold on stage."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"Mr. Langer and Ms. Fountain deliver powerful performances that somehow capture the general experience of every heartbreak by focusing on very specific details of one particular story. The tech methods applied during scene changes/breaks really gave the performance a polish which one could understandably not have been expecting, given the austere cozy venue. Compelling writing keeps a great pace for this 65 minute performance, which will leave you with a dry mouth and damp eyes."

sweet - William Kellogg


"I really enjoyed the show it was very entertaining and well written I would definitely send folks to watch it. I really love the characters and the real life it brings."

sweet - Salvador Dubin


"Funny and Heartbreaking. The powerful piece triggered memories of past relationships with all of their ups and downs and forced me to reexamine my perspective on how I relate and listen to people I’ve cared about. Loving relationships are at times challenging and rewarding regardless of the outcomes. This play was a welcome reminder of lost love’s previous incarnations.The acting was superb. Ashley Fountain’s navigation of Bobbi’s emotions stirred the inner depths of my soul and touched me in unexpected ways. The chemistry between her and Scott drew the audience in through their joyful discovery of each other just to set us up for the painful misunderstanding of relating as their love evolves and shifts in all too familiar ways. Scott Langer has crafted a very genuine story with his realistic and nuanced writing. The staging was efficient and the lighting shifts helped to communicate the play’s use of Time."

sweet - Jeremy Sapp


"Thank You For Loving Me makes the audience a fly on the wall, watching a romantic relationship ebb and flow in heartbreaking ways. Fountain and Langer are so comfortable with each other onstage, the illusion of a play disappears shortly into the show. We become convinced that we’re sitting in a living room watching a real relationship go through its ecstasy and turmoil. Universal heartbreaking scenarios arise that hold more than enough specificity to overcome becoming cliche. The writing of the show is already strong but Fountain and Langer elevate the language to a new level through their performances. Beautiful show! Go see it!"

sweet - CAMERON J PARKER


"What I liked Great chemistry between Scott and Ashley. Their raw performance made you feel as if you had been in the relationship with them. What I didn't like I was fully immersed and the tension was high maybe a little more comic relief for the audience. My overall impression Thank you for loving me is an emotional rollercoaster of an all too true look at the ups and downs of the end of a relationship. Scott Langer and Ashley Fountain captivate the audience with their raw, emotional, heart on their sleeve performance reminding all of us of the love and hurt we go through when a chapter closes in our lives. Go see this show so you can remember why it’s important to love the people in our lives and to be present and grateful for what we have"

sweet - Tim Bailey


"Scott and Ashley’s preparation of and commitment to their characters is both remarkable and disturbing; imagining what it took to be able to produce this performance adds a layer of emotional weight that you don’t even realize until after you’ve had a minute to breathe. I appreciated that I found both characters to be likable and detestable at times, though if I were forced I would generally attribute the failure of the relationship to Scott’s character, August (which makes one “root for” Bobbie a bit more). Ultimately, I forgot I was watching a play; instead, I felt like I was watching two complicated people blow up their relationship in real-time; in short, thank you for this performance!"

sweet - Ben Nicholson


"What I liked The subtle lighting queues helped distinguish past from present scenes. The voicemail recordings also helped set the scene. What I didn't like I’m not sure if there was a recording that was supposed to play during one of the scene transitions that didn’t, but there was one transition that happened in silence. The other transitions had voicemails the characters left each other, playing during the set changes, which were really effective. My overall impression This was an intimate portrayal of a relationship’s end. Langer and Fountain’s performances were entirely realistic and absorbing. Through present day scenes, and flashback moments, the audience saw how both sides recalled the same shared experiences, that ultimately lead to the destruction of the relationship."

sweet - Erin Thayer


"The story, the actors and the theater. With a bigger budget, feel like this could be executed on a larger scale. An emotional and intense rollercoaster, filled with joy and pain. The two main actors delivered on the uniquely authentic script. So good, I want to see it again before it ends!"

sweet - Joe Roz


"A gut punch to the heart. It feels like you’re watching a real couple. Langer and Fountain’s chemistry was dynamic and so believable at times it felt like you accidentally walked into a private conversation and stayed for fear they might hear you if you left. It cuts to some hard truths, the writing so raw and honest, it leaves you questioning your own love life long after you leave the performance. This was an incredible theatre experience (even if you have to remind yourself numerous times… it’s not real… it’s just an incredibly real theatre experience)."

sweet - Marla Black


"An alternately gripping, desolate, and funny look at the life cycle of a New York relationship, brought to life by three notably talented dramatic actors. Exploring a relationship through flashbacks and post-mortem isn’t a new idea, but the attention to detail and sheer performance talent here make this play distinct. Scott Langer’s story is dense with the true-to-life rituals and nuances of a relationship, carrying us to its giddy heights and despairing depths. The narrative feels distilled from real life experience, but is dramatized into vignettes that make it relatable for outsiders. I was drawn into world of the story from the first moment. Performances are believable and rich with personality. Langer’s haunted and brooding male lead is nicely complemented by the alternately giddy and desperate counterpoint from costar Ashley Fountain. Though Sam Quinn’s best-friend-with-his-own-issues has only a brief episode on stage, he feels as real and fleshed out as the two principals."

sweet - Michael Shapiro


"A hauntingly accurate depiction of the ups and downs of a long-term relationship coming to an end, beautifully written and brought to life by three incredibly gifted actors. It was fun, terrifying, beautiful, adorable, heartbreaking, and horrifyingly relatable. The play highlights two tremendously different recollections of a shared experience, forcing me to question the validity of my own memories of my past romantic relationships. It’s fast-paced, and has not one boring or sluggish moment. The actors forced me to feel their characters’ emotions from the audience and were able to break the tension felt in the room by being completely hilarious at the perfect moments. I loved it."

sweet - Rachel Ellner


"What I liked I liked the honeymoon stage, how the characters show their best side and begin bonding, while slowly but surely Bobbie (played wonderfully by Ashley Fountain) begins to disappear in the relationship. The water starts to boil and we inevitably witness the breakup. Dialogue is sharp, quick and fast paced, as if condensing a whole relationship within a 40 minute span. What I didn't like Having the lights out as they prepare for the scene scene made it harder for my pupils to dilate and adjust to the lights going from off to bright to even brighter. My overall impression An intimate look inside a nasty breakup. I felt I was a fly on the wall, watching the characters unfold on stage."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


"Mr. Langer and Ms. Fountain deliver powerful performances that somehow capture the general experience of every heartbreak by focusing on very specific details of one particular story. The tech methods applied during scene changes/breaks really gave the performance a polish which one could understandably not have been expecting, given the austere cozy venue. Compelling writing keeps a great pace for this 65 minute performance, which will leave you with a dry mouth and damp eyes."

sweet - William Kellogg


"I really enjoyed the show it was very entertaining and well written I would definitely send folks to watch it. I really love the characters and the real life it brings."

sweet - Salvador Dubin