The Intimacy Effect

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Reviews: 4

Audience

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It's Matt Appel's 40th birthday and his wife Amy can't stop crying. His brother and sister-in-law arrive for a celebratory dinner and are ambushed with news that threatens to fracture the Appel family's already strained relationships. As the past intrudes upon the present, boundaries between public and private lives decay, bringing the darkest parts of each family member into the light.

Reviews

Gil Kaan

JTK Productions mounts a strong, involving production of the west coast premiere of playwright Jeff Tabnick's THE INTIMACY EFFECT. Director Eric Hunicutt tightly reins his talented cast of five in a very quick-paced 75 minutes. Smart and timely dialogue flows out of the impassioned actors all. You hold your breath until it's all over.

sweet - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


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The play is an engaging, timely examination of the difficulty of identifying abuse — particularly when perpetrated by those with whom we are intimately intertwined. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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This cast of characters as performed by this troupe of five players are the kind one would find in lighter TV comedies, giving a sense of familiar territory that the theater audience would expect. Play director Eric Hunicutt packs enough emotional drama that keeps the pace going (even at its depressing points) for its full seventy-five minute running time.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Offline - ...read full review


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This darkly humorous play explores the darker side of married life with wit and sensitivity. It is a smart, sophisticated commentary on marriage and family relationships suitable for an adult audience.

sweet - Marilyn Tower Oliver - Los Feliz Ledgern - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

JTK Productions mounts a strong, involving production of the west coast premiere of playwright Jeff Tabnick's THE INTIMACY EFFECT. Director Eric Hunicutt tightly reins his talented cast of five in a very quick-paced 75 minutes. Smart and timely dialogue flows out of the impassioned actors all. You hold your breath until it's all over.

sweet - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


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The play is an engaging, timely examination of the difficulty of identifying abuse — particularly when perpetrated by those with whom we are intimately intertwined. - RECOMMENDED

sweet - Dana Martin - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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This cast of characters as performed by this troupe of five players are the kind one would find in lighter TV comedies, giving a sense of familiar territory that the theater audience would expect. Play director Eric Hunicutt packs enough emotional drama that keeps the pace going (even at its depressing points) for its full seventy-five minute running time.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Offline - ...read full review


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This darkly humorous play explores the darker side of married life with wit and sensitivity. It is a smart, sophisticated commentary on marriage and family relationships suitable for an adult audience.

sweet - Marilyn Tower Oliver - Los Feliz Ledgern - ...read full review