What I Never Told You

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Reviews: 8

The 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore! Producers’ Award-winner and Best International Play Award-nominee What I Never Told You, will play one Encore performance on Friday, July 12, at 10pm in the Dorie Theatre at The Complex. Under the direction of Rita Cofield, the cast features (in alphabetical order) Amy Argyle, Hays McEachern, Liliana Montenegro, and Mike Tarnofsky. Running time is 60 minutes.

“[This] elegantly, simply, and beautifully-acted piece [is] well worth seeing. This tender depiction of a relationship — its charms and its flaws — urges us to take a look at those we hold dear in our own lives,” said Nikki Muller, Fringe Review UK.

 Alysha and Nick have been together for seven years, never married, and have no children. Late one night, they begin discussing their relationship. Arguing over things all couples can relate to, laughing at old memories, sharing secrets, insecurities, and honest thoughts of how their life could be, they are ultimately reminded how deep their love is. A knock on the door, however, brings the world crashing down around them.

Reviews

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"The best part of this is the acting. While all the actors are great, Amy Argyle is breath-taking, heartbreaking and devastating. I also appreciated some of the more unconventional aspects of the story-telling, which directly engaged the audience. A truly beautiful piece of theatre. While I loved the story, I felt that the twist in it was set up to be that - a twist. I can't say more without spoiling it, but I felt like I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't figured out what the twist would be in the first few minutes of the play. But maybe we are supposed to know and I misinterpreted that, but either way it made me antsy - wondering when Alysha (the character) would catch on to what seemed obvious. But overall, What I Never Told You is a deeply moving story of love - and what it means to hold on and to let go."

sweet - Marnie Olson


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"Honestly I loved this play, it was one of the best I have seen. I laughed and cried... it was very moving and the acting was fantastic. I really felt the love and passion between the two main characters and it made me think about all the things I should say to people before I don’t get the chance to. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it."

sweet - Shereen Mirtavoosi


Patrick Chavis
"What I Never Told You uses a highly effective tear-jerking formula for sure, but it doesn’t cover up uninspired dialogue, an unnecessary character and repetitive movement."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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"This was not an easy one to sit through, and I mean that as a compliment. The emotions are raw and relatable and will hit you in the feels. The cast is superb with Amy Argyle being a particular stand out. She hits all the right notes with her character’s struggle and she absolutely breaks your heart. This is worth your time and dime. It's a heartbreaking show with great performances."

sweet - Matt Morillo


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"What I Never Told You is an elegantly simply and beautifully-acted piece well worth seeing this Fringe. This tender depiction of a relationship—complete with all its charming flaws that make it real— urges us all to take a look at those we hold dear in our own lives and make time for conversations of our own. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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"“What I Never Told You” is definitely a must see! Such a great storyline..struck every chord of emotion, literally! We are STILL talking about that ending. The actors were fantastic and so relatable..a truly captivating performance not to be missed!"

sweet - Marilyn Meda


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"You know a show is powerful when you are still thinking about it several days later and that was the case for me with this one. This is such a moving story and Amy Argyle led the cast with an incredibly beautiful performance. The life she breathed into every moment that her character was onstage was captivating to watch. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this show!"

sweet - M Rousso


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"AMAZING! ANYONE who has ever been, hopes to be, or is currently in a romantic relationship can relate to this play. The actors reflect their feelings so clearly, that you find yourself caught in the moment. My husband and I have been married for 25 yrs and this is out 2nd marriage, so YES! we can relate. We laughed, and cried! (well, I cried!). Thank u for such fine production. P.S. The secretary was Hilarious!"

sweet - Nora Hernandez


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"First, I usually never write reviews but “What I Never Told You” is such a special play I had to! It provoked so many emotions in me. I was completely taken on a ride through all of life’s experiences. The cast brings this refreshingly honest play to life in such a way that you feel like you’re just watching a slice of their lives. Go see it while you can, you won’t be sorry!"

sweet - DawnMarie Pitsironis


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"What I Never Told You is a fantastic show. It beautifully and authentically captured moments of love and laughs between the two lead actors with a great storyline. Amy Argyle is infectious in the way she brings herself to the stage, and the stage to life. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Congratulations to all involved!"

sweet - Emma P


Patrick Chavis
"What I Never Told You uses a highly effective tear-jerking formula for sure, but it doesn’t cover up uninspired dialogue, an unnecessary character and repetitive movement."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


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"What I Never Told You is an elegantly simply and beautifully-acted piece well worth seeing this Fringe. This tender depiction of a relationship—complete with all its charming flaws that make it real— urges us all to take a look at those we hold dear in our own lives and make time for conversations of our own. - RECOMMENDED"

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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"The best part of this is the acting. While all the actors are great, Amy Argyle is breath-taking, heartbreaking and devastating. I also appreciated some of the more unconventional aspects of the story-telling, which directly engaged the audience. A truly beautiful piece of theatre. While I loved the story, I felt that the twist in it was set up to be that - a twist. I can't say more without spoiling it, but I felt like I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't figured out what the twist would be in the first few minutes of the play. But maybe we are supposed to know and I misinterpreted that, but either way it made me antsy - wondering when Alysha (the character) would catch on to what seemed obvious. But overall, What I Never Told You is a deeply moving story of love - and what it means to hold on and to let go."

sweet - Marnie Olson


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"Honestly I loved this play, it was one of the best I have seen. I laughed and cried... it was very moving and the acting was fantastic. I really felt the love and passion between the two main characters and it made me think about all the things I should say to people before I don’t get the chance to. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it."

sweet - Shereen Mirtavoosi


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"This was not an easy one to sit through, and I mean that as a compliment. The emotions are raw and relatable and will hit you in the feels. The cast is superb with Amy Argyle being a particular stand out. She hits all the right notes with her character’s struggle and she absolutely breaks your heart. This is worth your time and dime. It's a heartbreaking show with great performances."

sweet - Matt Morillo


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"“What I Never Told You” is definitely a must see! Such a great storyline..struck every chord of emotion, literally! We are STILL talking about that ending. The actors were fantastic and so relatable..a truly captivating performance not to be missed!"

sweet - Marilyn Meda


Avatar
"You know a show is powerful when you are still thinking about it several days later and that was the case for me with this one. This is such a moving story and Amy Argyle led the cast with an incredibly beautiful performance. The life she breathed into every moment that her character was onstage was captivating to watch. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this show!"

sweet - M Rousso


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"AMAZING! ANYONE who has ever been, hopes to be, or is currently in a romantic relationship can relate to this play. The actors reflect their feelings so clearly, that you find yourself caught in the moment. My husband and I have been married for 25 yrs and this is out 2nd marriage, so YES! we can relate. We laughed, and cried! (well, I cried!). Thank u for such fine production. P.S. The secretary was Hilarious!"

sweet - Nora Hernandez


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"First, I usually never write reviews but “What I Never Told You” is such a special play I had to! It provoked so many emotions in me. I was completely taken on a ride through all of life’s experiences. The cast brings this refreshingly honest play to life in such a way that you feel like you’re just watching a slice of their lives. Go see it while you can, you won’t be sorry!"

sweet - DawnMarie Pitsironis


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"What I Never Told You is a fantastic show. It beautifully and authentically captured moments of love and laughs between the two lead actors with a great storyline. Amy Argyle is infectious in the way she brings herself to the stage, and the stage to life. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Congratulations to all involved!"

sweet - Emma P