Treason

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Sun Jun 16, 5:30pm
Wed Jun 19, 5:30pm
Sat Jun 22, 10:00pm
Wed Jun 26, 7:00pm
Sat Jun 29, 3:30pm

A dark comedy on the danger and absurdity of American politics.

Taking inspiration from the family drama of Arthur Miller and the gallows humor of Martin McDonagh, TREASON explores the entitled toxicity of our current president and his surrounding culture without relying on recent headlines.

Synopsis- On a ranch in Nevada, Grant Wilson rules a made-up nation through empty shows of power and ridiculous propaganda, with his family as his only subjects. When his son takes the mission too far and his daughter questions everything, Grant fights for control in the face of family, country, and reality.

Written by Eric DePriester
Directed by Lindsay Nyman and Eric DePriester
Music by Eric Cannata and Francois Comtois (of Young the Giant)

CAST
Dave Crossland … Grant Wilson
Dalia Vosylius … Candice Wilson
Emma Center … Savannah Wilson
Colby Rummell … Kyle Wilson
Ra Hanna … Raymond

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Reviews

"The tension building in this play was top-notch. As soon as it started, the action hooked me and I could not get free even if I wanted to. The escalation was suitably ridiculous but managed to stay grounded somehow. I could hardly believe an hour had gone by when all was said and done. The actors are all fantastic too, each one of them playing their roles with incredible commitment. Each character had such a strong, clear, and different point of view that their interactions left me laughing, furious, and frightened. There is a lot to deconstruct in the way the characters behave - each one is a stand-in for a particular type of person and a savvy viewer will see the political arguments play out even though most of the dialogue stays away from actually being overtly political. It would have been so easy for this show to have been little more than navel-gazing social commentary. I'm so glad that it had much more meat than that. And can I just say that the ending couple lines of the show are delicious? As a tight, tense, familial drama steeped in the politics of the day, it works perfectly. I'm sitting here, trying to think of a critique or two, but nothing's coming. This play was a masterclass in increasing tension and does a wonderful job bringing macro issues down to a micro level. It's a whirlwind of a ride that you should not miss this Fringe!"

sweet - Drew Petriello


"The tension building in this play was top-notch. As soon as it started, the action hooked me and I could not get free even if I wanted to. The escalation was suitably ridiculous but managed to stay grounded somehow. I could hardly believe an hour had gone by when all was said and done. The actors are all fantastic too, each one of them playing their roles with incredible commitment. Each character had such a strong, clear, and different point of view that their interactions left me laughing, furious, and frightened. There is a lot to deconstruct in the way the characters behave - each one is a stand-in for a particular type of person and a savvy viewer will see the political arguments play out even though most of the dialogue stays away from actually being overtly political. It would have been so easy for this show to have been little more than navel-gazing social commentary. I'm so glad that it had much more meat than that. And can I just say that the ending couple lines of the show are delicious? As a tight, tense, familial drama steeped in the politics of the day, it works perfectly. I'm sitting here, trying to think of a critique or two, but nothing's coming. This play was a masterclass in increasing tension and does a wonderful job bringing macro issues down to a micro level. It's a whirlwind of a ride that you should not miss this Fringe!"

sweet - Drew Petriello