Double Bind

ensemble theatre · right mistake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 25, 2013
Watching Double Bind was like preparing a meal in a slow cooker. You add water and the various ingredients, then turn the heat on low so that the meal can cook slowly, holding in all the flavors of the ingredients until the meal slowly comes together. Lyons' captured all the nuances of the incredible script from Blake Shields Abramovitz (who also stars as Frank), as one by one the ingredients are added to the slow cooker. Adding to the mix were Clark Freeman as Sam and Ceri Bethan as Laura. Don't miss this show - it may be one of the best at the Fringe this year.... full review

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STINA PEDERSON certified reviewer · June 27, 2013
GO SEE THIS SHOW! I think you have two more chances to do so. Great writing, great acting, great direction. These characters are fully realized people who are complicated and interesting. No one is clearly right or wrong, which makes for such good storytelling. I highly recommend this show.... full review

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KATHERINE BARRETT certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
"Double Bind" is a gem among Fringe offerings. Blake Abramovitz's script is fascinating, offering an enticing storyline, well defined characters, and dramatic tension worthy of Edward Albee. Tightly directed and beautifully acted. Don't miss it! ... full review

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MICHAEL SHAW FISHER certified reviewer · June 11, 2013
I am so pleased to be providing the first review for folks considering seeing Double Bind. Should you get a ticket? Yes!!!! GO GO GO. There at least 3 reasons. 1) the writing is inspired. Blake Abramovitz is a literary alchemist who really unrolls a red carpet of poetry, to create a world layered on top of our own - a world of Kerouacian fantasy of a bohemian liberation which, in this discourse between old friends is ultimately exposed to be either a lie or the truth. The conversation seems to exist within two halves of the same mind, like in True West. Abramovitz doesn't leap to his morals heavy-handidly, the characters toil their way honestly and with sincere care for each other. 2) the cast is spot on. The dialogue was poet... full review

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ERIN MOORE certified reviewer · June 11, 2013
Double Bind is a must see at the Fringe this year! Brilliantly written by Blake Abramovitz, this three person ensemble piece takes you on a rollercoaster ride for a short 80 minutes. Great direction by Aaron Lyons and acting by Clark Freeman, Ceri Bethan and Blake Abramovitz make this a piece you want to make sure to add to your list for this years Fringe.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 11, 2013
Didn't get it. Kudos for starting on time!... full review

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ZOHAR ABRAMOVITZ certified reviewer · June 16, 2013
"Double Bind" is an amazing piece of work and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Tightly plotted and brilliantly performed, the story feels like it covers a tremendous amount of material and plumbs remarkable emotional depths for such a short (75-80 minute) production. All three actors delivered superbly characterized, believable, nuanced and deeply human performances that had the audience I was in running the gamut from laughter to compassion to edge-of-your-seat suspense and back again. You will love this play. ... full review

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IAN FEDERGREEN · June 18, 2013
Boy did this play leave me cold. A man's domestic life is interrupted by a shady friend from his past. The performances were fine, I guess, but I was not interested in any of it. The fact that this show appears to be well-received brings me back to those Magic Eye books, where I could never see the picture. I would give this a solid "Miss." http://fringeblog.webs.com/... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 18, 2013
it is so refreshing to see the types of things that go on in my brain, being worked out on stage...really wonderful show...Thought provoking, incredibly acted and well worth my time.... full review

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SHANNON C certified reviewer · June 19, 2013
"Double Bind" is a lyrical treat. Beautifully scripted, playwright Blake Shields Abramovitz exposes the plight of the artist's heart: to wander where the music and poems and wind may lead, or to settle down with a respectable job, a family, and some shubunkin goldfish. Sam (Clark Freeman) despaired between these two worlds, symbolized by his enchanting girlfriend Laura (Ceri Bethan) and his restless friend Frank, played expertly by Abramovitz. Bethan was as captivating as Freeman was passionate--both are talents with great promise. As an artist I immediately connected to Sam's plight, and found myself, in the end, happily choosing to let Sam decide for us both.... full review

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