The Harry and Sam Dialogues

comedy · redsoil theater company · Ages 10+ · United States

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DAVID ANIS · June 25, 2013
There is a great spirit to this piece. Being in the space with these actors there is an excitement in the air before the show even starts. There are so great and surprisingly touching moments, and a lot of fun to be had with the intimate conversational dialogue between these two friends. Although deceivingly light at first, there's a lot more to this play than you could pick up on at first glance.... full review

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SUZANNAH GRATZ certified reviewer · June 12, 2013
I greatly appreciated how this show helped me to evaluate for myself what friendship, forgiveness, and time will heal. I felt engaged throughout the entire show although at moments some bits of dialogue were lost due to speaking too quickly or dropping words here and there. That being said, some of those speech patterns added to the character development of Harry and Sam who were quirky, relatable, and truthful. (so I didn't find it bothering me too much!) A brief, yet impressionable piece that asks that difficult question of how to forgive and how to aid one another as we grow. Go see it! ... full review

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BROOKE SILVA certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
The strength of this show is it's specificity. Director Matt Fauls has done a great job of crafting a specific aesthetic vision for the show and obviously worked with his actors a lot on that specificity. Handling invisible props can be tricky, but I think it worked here due to the actors' commitment to that convention. I could feel the history and familiarity in the relationship between Harry and Sam. I enjoyed the script and the unique way of story-telling a lot. The subtext was very strong, and true to life. The slow dramatic build was great, but needs a greater pay-off at the climax. The climax and ending were a little bit confusing, or unsatisfying. I would also like to see this show staged in a larger space, and with age-appropriate ac... full review

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SANDRA ZEITZEW certified reviewer · June 21, 2013
Well worth seeing. Engrossing dialogues and innovative staging.... full review

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KEITH BUSH certified reviewer · June 22, 2013
I thought the show was nicely staged and that the actors had a fairly clear understanding of their characters and character relationships. The actors were well invested in the piece, which was nice to see.... full review

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DANIEL CAMACHO certified reviewer · June 24, 2013
This show is an interesting piece. At times like a parfait, others like an onion, the layers of conversation, language, and direction make for an overall wonderful theatre experience. The actors had very clear and familiar relationships with each other, and the space worked (for the most part) well for this intimate show (as it is an intimate look at their relationship). Due to the nature of this show being, well, dialogue heavy, it is testament to the actors to keep the energy and engagement high. About 3/4 the way through, it seemed to dip a bit, but it was picked up marvelously by transition into the inspired casting of older Harry and Sam. I think had the space been a bit more accommodating, they could've had the spatial freedom to ... full review

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JEANETTE DEUTSCH certified reviewer · June 24, 2013
For the most part, there was real moment-to-moment shit going on. Good going, actors and director! I appreciated that the addition of the two "older" actors turned and Sam into a memory play. I felt a strong and specific atmosphere of regret. Sometimes the two added actors were distracting from the main action. I wasn't always sure where the director wanted my attention to be. It's a lovely, sweet script with strong acting, and will make you think about your friendships.... full review

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JOSE VAZQUEZ certified reviewer · July 04, 2013
Although I saw the show a couple days ago I really wanted to absorb the play before I posted my review. I loved it due to its small nuances when both present and older characters would inadvertently interact with each others scenes this added an emotional journey a ticket holder normally would not be a part of. To see how life affects a character during its present time and how it emotionally affects the older character in form of a memory was genuine and intriguing. All in all I enjoyed the ride given by this play it posed a different rhythm with bold choices from all parties involved on and off stage.... full review

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