Transference

Critics

LemonMeter

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Reviews: 6

Audience

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100 %

Reviews: 9

In Transference, a woman awakens from hypnotherapy and remembers all of her past lives…and that her therapist has been the love of her life in every lifetime. This world premiere dark
romantic comedy tells the story of a woman hoping to get it right at long last, or at least not get
murdered this time. Expert psychology gives way to pithy metaphysical repartee gives way to
death threats. It's truly a love story that explores the most important question in any relationship: How long can you hold a grudge?

Reviews

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Navigating all the abrupt changes in character was surely a challenge for the actors, but  they rose to the occasion and by dint of their gutsy, highly polished performances made sitting through Transference a rewarding experience.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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Fringe vets bring a fun, fantastic premise to the stage for an existential story that really entertains! The writing was incredibly snappy and clever – and Lisa and Esther managed to handle all of it with grace, humor and solid timing. Really enjoyed seeing these two on stage together and loved the ending.

sweet - Heather Dowling


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Certain Fringe actors have earned their reputation by consistently delivering quality work. Two of those particular performers are Esther Mira and Lisa K. Wyatt. They have brought this show to life which was written and directed by the equally brilliant Jim Blanchette. In what might be one of the most challenging roles of their lives, they play a therapist and her client, who is unintentionally “made aware” of her past lives during the therapy. I will not give away the great story, but suffice it to say that this one is definitely worth your time and money, making it one of the best dramas of HFF19.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


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A really engaging and unique concept that sucks you in right away and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Incredibly well written, fast paced and funny. It happens in one room, but I felt like I went on a journey through time and space with these two incredible actresses. The acting was terrific. Lisa is a force of nature! Her comedic sensibilities and tremendous sensitivity is pure joy to watch and her transition was incredible.

sweet - Marla Black


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Transference is excellent, brilliantly written, expertly acted, and all around solid show. I felt like I was back in NYC watching a professional Off-Broadway work of art. The script is so polished, witty, well crafted and researched, and with the perfect amount of suspense and reveal. The chemistry between Lisa and Ester is absolutely perfect, believable, and enthralling. I was captivated from the moment the show started.

sweet - Christi Pedigo


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I’m not a believer in past lives by any stretch, but I also never dismiss anything completely until presented with proof. But this show takes that concept and puts a fun and interesting twist on it.

The script is clever and doesn’t waste any time and the cast is terrific. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Esther Mira on stage several times and she always delivers the goods. And this show is no exception as the plays the perfect straight woman as Dr. Herbert to Lisa K. Wyatt’s fun and lively turn as Mrs. Clark.

The jokes in Jim Blanchette’s well written script are clever and these women bring them all home with great comic timing.

I’ll say no more to avoid potential spoilers. But I will say this show is worth your dime and time!

sweet - Matt Morillo


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Lisa is absolutely perfect for this role. She’s clever, quick, and has this subtle cheekiness that fits right in to this piece. I loved the set design and how the bright reds contrasted with the black box. It was very modern-looking and not like it was put together in 15 minutes (the usual load-in time for fringe shows). I felt like I was actually in the room with them, like we were flies on the wall. I like that.

sweet - Lara Repko


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What they said -- couldn't agree more with the critics' reviews! Lisa and Esther make it all look so easy. Smart, fun, absorbing -- adore Jim's pacing, sharp dialogue and the empathetic characters they all create.

sweet - Nancy Schofield


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I loved this magically messy love story!! The script by Jim Blanchette was funny, clever, original and so unexpected! It was brilliantly acted by partners in crime- Lisa K. Wyatt and Esther Mira. Who will you believe? What is real? Who is telling the truth? You'll have to see the play to find out!! I highly recommend Transference!!!

sweet - Lisa Bode Heard


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I absolutely loved this show! From Jim Blanchette’s clever, witty writing and smart direction, to Esther Mira and Lisa K Wyatt’s brilliant, powerhouse performances. Their chemistry was fantastic, they played off of each other really well, and the way each of their characters shifted as the play progressed was so much fun to watch. I also felt the pacing was perfect—never a dull moment. Also, so many twists and turns that kept me fully engaged the entire time. I really don’t want to give anything away so I’ll leave it at that. This show is a real treat at this year’s Fringe and I highly recommend seeing it.

sweet - John Marcus


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Truly an excellent exhibition of two gifted actors Jims' razor-sharp writing keeps the audience intensely captivated throughout the fifty-five minutes of performance...

Don't miss this chance to go down the rabbit-hole with Transference. It's one of the most engaging science fiction pieces presented at this year's Fringe Festival.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

A hypnotherapy session by Dr. Herbert (Esther Mira ) unlocks the memories of past lives lived by Ms. Clark (Lisa K Wyatt). Unforeseen to both, she recalls that she's loved Dr. Herbert in a thousand past lives. She attempts to convince her of the truth of her memories. These claims feel ludicrous to Dr. Herbert and thus begins the struggle of perceived reality, fate, and Transference.

Mira and Wyatt possess tremendous chemistry. Like magnets, from one scene to the next, they attract and repel by a force seemingly bigger than themselves. Wyatt's grip on her character's world-shifting realization gives this relationship the gravitas necessary to pull the audience along to what feels like an inevitable climax while Mira's impressive portrayal of Dr. Herbert grounds the relationship.

sweet - Mike Reyes - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...Transference is a good time with two wonderful actresses, a great script, and terrific pacing.

Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


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Transference revisits ideas from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, but adds a very dark twist! With clever black humor it explores how our past existences color and shape our present lives.
Ester Mira and Lisa K. Wyatt deftly portray two women in a therapist’s office delving into the subject of their past lives together. Both women played off of one another with balance and believability, and I loved that they were sometimes men, sometimes women, sometimes related, but always passionate about one another in their many incarnations.
This definitely is not something I say about most Fringe shows, seeing as how fast paced the festival is in general, but I almost wanted more time to see specifically how each past life effected the two women and their interactions with one another – a Netflix series would do the trick beautifully.
Playwright, Jim Blanchette, skillfully wrote a script that women of any age or look could easily play. It’s a breath of fresh air.

sweet - Jennifer Chun


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Kudos to writer and director Jim Blanchette who tackles and brings to life an original script. Even the minor set decoration added a cozy feel to the otherwise barren black box space.

...there’s good humor, from the self-deprecating to the historically macabre that holds your attention to the very end.

For Fringe-goers seeking new original works, “Transference” offers a palatable and thorny journey of self-discovery.

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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Navigating all the abrupt changes in character was surely a challenge for the actors, but  they rose to the occasion and by dint of their gutsy, highly polished performances made sitting through Transference a rewarding experience.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


Avatar

Certain Fringe actors have earned their reputation by consistently delivering quality work. Two of those particular performers are Esther Mira and Lisa K. Wyatt. They have brought this show to life which was written and directed by the equally brilliant Jim Blanchette. In what might be one of the most challenging roles of their lives, they play a therapist and her client, who is unintentionally “made aware” of her past lives during the therapy. I will not give away the great story, but suffice it to say that this one is definitely worth your time and money, making it one of the best dramas of HFF19.

sweet - Bob Leggett - LA Music Critic - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

Truly an excellent exhibition of two gifted actors Jims' razor-sharp writing keeps the audience intensely captivated throughout the fifty-five minutes of performance...

Don't miss this chance to go down the rabbit-hole with Transference. It's one of the most engaging science fiction pieces presented at this year's Fringe Festival.

sweet - Mike Reyes - Mike Check - ...read full review


Mike Reyes - Mike Check

A hypnotherapy session by Dr. Herbert (Esther Mira ) unlocks the memories of past lives lived by Ms. Clark (Lisa K Wyatt). Unforeseen to both, she recalls that she's loved Dr. Herbert in a thousand past lives. She attempts to convince her of the truth of her memories. These claims feel ludicrous to Dr. Herbert and thus begins the struggle of perceived reality, fate, and Transference.

Mira and Wyatt possess tremendous chemistry. Like magnets, from one scene to the next, they attract and repel by a force seemingly bigger than themselves. Wyatt's grip on her character's world-shifting realization gives this relationship the gravitas necessary to pull the audience along to what feels like an inevitable climax while Mira's impressive portrayal of Dr. Herbert grounds the relationship.

sweet - Mike Reyes - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...Transference is a good time with two wonderful actresses, a great script, and terrific pacing.

Recommended

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia On the Move - ...read full review


Avatar

Kudos to writer and director Jim Blanchette who tackles and brings to life an original script. Even the minor set decoration added a cozy feel to the otherwise barren black box space.

...there’s good humor, from the self-deprecating to the historically macabre that holds your attention to the very end.

For Fringe-goers seeking new original works, “Transference” offers a palatable and thorny journey of self-discovery.

sweet - Zachary Bernstein - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


Avatar

Fringe vets bring a fun, fantastic premise to the stage for an existential story that really entertains! The writing was incredibly snappy and clever – and Lisa and Esther managed to handle all of it with grace, humor and solid timing. Really enjoyed seeing these two on stage together and loved the ending.

sweet - Heather Dowling


Avatar

A really engaging and unique concept that sucks you in right away and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Incredibly well written, fast paced and funny. It happens in one room, but I felt like I went on a journey through time and space with these two incredible actresses. The acting was terrific. Lisa is a force of nature! Her comedic sensibilities and tremendous sensitivity is pure joy to watch and her transition was incredible.

sweet - Marla Black


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Transference is excellent, brilliantly written, expertly acted, and all around solid show. I felt like I was back in NYC watching a professional Off-Broadway work of art. The script is so polished, witty, well crafted and researched, and with the perfect amount of suspense and reveal. The chemistry between Lisa and Ester is absolutely perfect, believable, and enthralling. I was captivated from the moment the show started.

sweet - Christi Pedigo


Avatar

I’m not a believer in past lives by any stretch, but I also never dismiss anything completely until presented with proof. But this show takes that concept and puts a fun and interesting twist on it.

The script is clever and doesn’t waste any time and the cast is terrific. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Esther Mira on stage several times and she always delivers the goods. And this show is no exception as the plays the perfect straight woman as Dr. Herbert to Lisa K. Wyatt’s fun and lively turn as Mrs. Clark.

The jokes in Jim Blanchette’s well written script are clever and these women bring them all home with great comic timing.

I’ll say no more to avoid potential spoilers. But I will say this show is worth your dime and time!

sweet - Matt Morillo


Avatar

Lisa is absolutely perfect for this role. She’s clever, quick, and has this subtle cheekiness that fits right in to this piece. I loved the set design and how the bright reds contrasted with the black box. It was very modern-looking and not like it was put together in 15 minutes (the usual load-in time for fringe shows). I felt like I was actually in the room with them, like we were flies on the wall. I like that.

sweet - Lara Repko


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What they said -- couldn't agree more with the critics' reviews! Lisa and Esther make it all look so easy. Smart, fun, absorbing -- adore Jim's pacing, sharp dialogue and the empathetic characters they all create.

sweet - Nancy Schofield


Avatar

I loved this magically messy love story!! The script by Jim Blanchette was funny, clever, original and so unexpected! It was brilliantly acted by partners in crime- Lisa K. Wyatt and Esther Mira. Who will you believe? What is real? Who is telling the truth? You'll have to see the play to find out!! I highly recommend Transference!!!

sweet - Lisa Bode Heard


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I absolutely loved this show! From Jim Blanchette’s clever, witty writing and smart direction, to Esther Mira and Lisa K Wyatt’s brilliant, powerhouse performances. Their chemistry was fantastic, they played off of each other really well, and the way each of their characters shifted as the play progressed was so much fun to watch. I also felt the pacing was perfect—never a dull moment. Also, so many twists and turns that kept me fully engaged the entire time. I really don’t want to give anything away so I’ll leave it at that. This show is a real treat at this year’s Fringe and I highly recommend seeing it.

sweet - John Marcus


Avatar

Transference revisits ideas from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, but adds a very dark twist! With clever black humor it explores how our past existences color and shape our present lives.
Ester Mira and Lisa K. Wyatt deftly portray two women in a therapist’s office delving into the subject of their past lives together. Both women played off of one another with balance and believability, and I loved that they were sometimes men, sometimes women, sometimes related, but always passionate about one another in their many incarnations.
This definitely is not something I say about most Fringe shows, seeing as how fast paced the festival is in general, but I almost wanted more time to see specifically how each past life effected the two women and their interactions with one another – a Netflix series would do the trick beautifully.
Playwright, Jim Blanchette, skillfully wrote a script that women of any age or look could easily play. It’s a breath of fresh air.

sweet - Jennifer Chun