Review On That Long Damn Dark


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WHEN THE DAYLIGHT GOES OUT

REVIEW: THAT LONG DAMN DARK

BY RYAN LUÉVANO

It's not often that a play is able to successfully transcend the limits of the stage and venture into cinematic territory, and even more so in a tiny black box theatre. Ashley's Rose Wellman's new play That Long Damn Dark does just that. This West Coast premiere presented by Red Cup Theatre Company  features a plot that's right out of a Hollywood thriller, yet doesn't sacrifice the desiderata that a theatrical play demands. If you're like me, and your RedBox pick is the kind where a murder occurs and the killers are on the run, then this is the play for you. And if the latter doesn't sound like your idea of a good evening, then there's a touching story for you to clutch on to—there's something for everyone in That Long Damn Dark.