This Our Now by Olivia Cordell

Critics

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Audience

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In today's ‘Age of Anxiety', two couples tell two more-or-less modern love stories: They fall in love, fall apart, and fail to connect in this thoroughly millennial exploration of emotional defense mechanisms. The nameless characters are the archetypes of young people today: They simultaneously hope for the future and fear it, while trying to build lives in a world where nothing is certain – even themselves. Written by the young, award-winning playwright Olivia Cordell, This Our Now is led by an all-female production team based at the University of Southern California.

Tickets can be purchased at www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/4294?tab=tickets for $12.

 

Showtimes:

Sunday, June 4 2017 6 PM

Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:30 PM

Saturday, June 17 2017 4 PM

Monday, June 19 2017 9:30 PM

Friday, June 23 2017 Midnight/12 AM

Saturday, June 24 2017 7 PM

Reviews

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The cast is a bit green, as is the direction. (This is director Aubrey Rinehart's directorial debut.) But it's also exactly where it should be for this production. Everything about it, from the first moment-on-stage jitters, to the racing dialog, awkward transitions and complicated themes, in an, as-plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face kind of way, speaks volumes of truth. And that is where it succeeds best.

sweet-sour - Tracey Paleo - ...read full review


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It starts off simply with playful banter, poetry and distanced observation. I think I'm going to get artifice from a young writer and then it starts getting deeper, more vulnerable, layered and honest beyond its years. It tricked me. The acting is solid. The inspired direction takes all those awkward black box, scene change blackouts and turns them into fully lit, fluid stages of character development. The writing is ambitious and assured. The first millennial piece I've seen that isn't just skin deep. Go see this show, if you can get in. It's the real deal. The writing, so generous and human. It snuck in through the cracks and found its way into my heart. I keep thinking about it.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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The cast is a bit green, as is the direction. (This is director Aubrey Rinehart's directorial debut.) But it's also exactly where it should be for this production. Everything about it, from the first moment-on-stage jitters, to the racing dialog, awkward transitions and complicated themes, in an, as-plain-as-the-nose-on-your-face kind of way, speaks volumes of truth. And that is where it succeeds best.

sweet-sour - Tracey Paleo - ...read full review


Avatar

It starts off simply with playful banter, poetry and distanced observation. I think I'm going to get artifice from a young writer and then it starts getting deeper, more vulnerable, layered and honest beyond its years. It tricked me. The acting is solid. The inspired direction takes all those awkward black box, scene change blackouts and turns them into fully lit, fluid stages of character development. The writing is ambitious and assured. The first millennial piece I've seen that isn't just skin deep. Go see this show, if you can get in. It's the real deal. The writing, so generous and human. It snuck in through the cracks and found its way into my heart. I keep thinking about it.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers