Wigfield

Critics

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92 %

Reviews: 6

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Wigfield — the can-do town that just may not — is shadowed by the Bulkwaller Dam, a structure the government wants to tear down. Since the “residents” (squatters) of Wigfield have built ramshackle structures that violate all ordinances of the fire code, the government has no plans to pay for their relocation and the “town” will be flooded. Wigfield must prove they are a town worth saving and maybe … even recognizing. The cast will include (in alphabetical order) Jeff Scot Carey, Emily Clark, Scott Golden, Bedjou Jean, Eric Curtis Johnson, Joe Hernandez-Kolski, Meghan Parks, Connor Pratt, Pam Quinn, and Heather Marie Roberts.

Reviews

Stephen Fife

The shame here is letting the play get so plot-heavy that it drowns out so many wonderfully inventive performances.

sweet-sour - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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...Arlo Sanders directs with gusto, and we get some strong performances (particularly Hernandez-Kolski as Fleet Hollinger and Meghan Parks, as both a local “sheriff” and a batty old woman, each get to really shine here).  We end up with a fun show filled with affection for its source material that anyone can enjoy.

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


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I can’t say enough great things about this show. The cast is fantastic and 100% buying into the style of the piece, lovingly crafted by director Arlo Sanders. It would take me paragraphs to describe the incredible character work by the entire cast. Just go see it. You’ll see how good they are for yourself.

However, I will take space to heap praises on playwright Pamela Eberhardt. It took her 16 years to chase down the rights to adapt the book, and she obviously honed her craft to razor sharpness in the meantime. Every character shines with unique and lovely peculiarity. Wigfield feels like an amalgam of an absurdist fairy tale and a cautionary morality play. Oddity plays like normalcy. I’m excited to see what she comes up with next because her writing is hilarious and sublime.

Go see it already. And don’t be a wuss. Sit in the splash zone.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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I found the production extremely funny and extremely well done. I originally went to see it because we knew someone in the cast from our days subscribing at REP East in Santa Clarita. I left thoroughly entertained.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...it’s a laugh-out-loud, quality time with good direction, great performances, and a fun script. Head on down to Wigfield.

Highly Recommended

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


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Overall Wigfield is rough and pleasantly ridiculous, and the cast succeeds in getting a sense of the absurd across to the audience, especially Golden.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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Last year we almost missed out on the stunning Pamela Eberhardt show The Runaway Clone, but thanks to the persistence of Scott Golden, we made it just before the end of its run. This year Eberhardt has adapted a best-selling book into a project of love that has been ongoing for 15 years, and in the process has delivered one of the true gems of HFF19.

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


Stephen Fife

The shame here is letting the play get so plot-heavy that it drowns out so many wonderfully inventive performances.

sweet-sour - Stephen Fife - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar

...Arlo Sanders directs with gusto, and we get some strong performances (particularly Hernandez-Kolski as Fleet Hollinger and Meghan Parks, as both a local “sheriff” and a batty old woman, each get to really shine here).  We end up with a fun show filled with affection for its source material that anyone can enjoy.

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


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I found the production extremely funny and extremely well done. I originally went to see it because we knew someone in the cast from our days subscribing at REP East in Santa Clarita. I left thoroughly entertained.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - Observations Along the Road - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey

...it’s a laugh-out-loud, quality time with good direction, great performances, and a fun script. Head on down to Wigfield.

Highly Recommended

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


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Overall Wigfield is rough and pleasantly ridiculous, and the cast succeeds in getting a sense of the absurd across to the audience, especially Golden.

sweet - Ernest Kearney- The TVolution - ...read full review


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Last year we almost missed out on the stunning Pamela Eberhardt show The Runaway Clone, but thanks to the persistence of Scott Golden, we made it just before the end of its run. This year Eberhardt has adapted a best-selling book into a project of love that has been ongoing for 15 years, and in the process has delivered one of the true gems of HFF19.

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


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I can’t say enough great things about this show. The cast is fantastic and 100% buying into the style of the piece, lovingly crafted by director Arlo Sanders. It would take me paragraphs to describe the incredible character work by the entire cast. Just go see it. You’ll see how good they are for yourself.

However, I will take space to heap praises on playwright Pamela Eberhardt. It took her 16 years to chase down the rights to adapt the book, and she obviously honed her craft to razor sharpness in the meantime. Every character shines with unique and lovely peculiarity. Wigfield feels like an amalgam of an absurdist fairy tale and a cautionary morality play. Oddity plays like normalcy. I’m excited to see what she comes up with next because her writing is hilarious and sublime.

Go see it already. And don’t be a wuss. Sit in the splash zone.

sweet - Jim Blanchette