Sewer Rats at Sea

ensemble theatre · golden ticket productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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C.A. LINDSAY · June 17, 2013
This play was stunning! The depth of emotions presented, combined with the intellectual confrontation between a man and a woman, was flawless. Z K Lowenfels’ script showed her immersion in the human condition. The execution of the play by the absolutely fantastic young actors swept the audience into the world of conflicted romance. The audience felt both pain and humor at the same time, an incomparable feat. Lowenfels is a new young writer to watch! ... full review

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ERIN MOORE · June 17, 2013
Sewer Rats at Sea is a great first play by ZK Lowenfels. Actors Lauren Marie, Mike Rosenbaum and Cameron Miller handle the back and forth dialogue with ease. This play is full of back and forth banter and the pacing is quick. At times it feels a bit like a Steven Dietz play, each sentence said quickly and with several meaning behind it. Director Aaron Lyons does a great job of keeping the play moving and not letting the actors get too bogged down in each scene. A pretty but simple set and a subtle sound design round out the production. If this is what Lowenfels is writing at the age of 20 I am definitely excited to see what she gives us at 30 and 40!... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 17, 2013
The acting and directing was wonderful and the script was well put together, but the pace seemed slow and the story a bit fuzzy. It left me wondering why I was supposed to care for these characters. The lack of character names and backgrounds were seemingly supposed to add mystery, but for me it just made them harder to relate to or care for. ... full review

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CHELSEA ALDEN · June 17, 2013
I loved it. Sewer Rats At Sea drew me in, in a way I didn't expect. The actors handled Lowenfels dialogue beautifully, telling the story with tension and passion! Massive applause to the writer, producer, director and actors for an incredible show. I have a feeling this is just the beginning of what's to come for these talents. ... full review

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JENNIE WEBB · June 14, 2013
Originally posted on Bitter Lemons - "Fringe Femmes" http://wp.me/p1ZQLV-a9t A beautiful - no, gorgeous - young woman stares pensively out at the ocean from the deck of a luxury yacht. A rumpled yet handsome young man joins her. They engage in oh-so impressive verbal sparring... and we all know where their provocative linguistic foreplay is going to lead. ZK Lowenfels doesn't take us into new territory with her new play, but we're quite entertained by her dangerously sharp pen as we glide through familiar waters. With a sure hand, Aaron Lyons directs Lauren Marie as the Girl, and Mike Rosenbaum as the Boy. Both solid performers, they navigate Ms. Lowenfels' "talk in twisty riddles" nicely; Rosenbaum, in particular, is able to paint hi... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
The show was very emotional, well-written and very well performed. The witty dialogue took the audience deeply inside the actors characters' heads. The lead actress (Lauren Marie) delivered a superb performance. Her character's vulnerability, insecurities, and emotional scars were extremely well-conveyed. (oh, and yes, she is quite a beauty!) The lead actor (Michael Rosenbaum) was very believable in his role, and made the audience root for his character. The intimate venue makes the audience feel as though they are actually on the set with the characters, eavesdropping on the emotionally gritty intersection of two complex lives. Very well done!! ... full review

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GRANT HARVEY certified reviewer · June 17, 2013
Z K Lowenfels' debut play "Sewer Rats at Sea" is as poised, elegant, and whimsical as its extravagant yacht setting, but Z K shines a light through the vapid luxury the characters are surrounded by and gets to the heart of what happens when a Boy likes a Girl...and whether or not a Girl lets herself like a Boy back. The play is sharp, incredibly well written and performed, with stunning performances from Lauren Marie and Mike Rosenbaum as they navigate effortlessly through the written word, turning their characters' inner whims, wishes, secrets, and seductions into poetic meanderings as the Boy tries to woo the Girl and the Girl tries desperately not to be wooed. Plus, I dare say, the banter can be quite funny and not to forget Cameron Mille... full review

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 17, 2013
A true work of art and currently one of my Top 3 favorite shows this year, this show has it all, with stellar writing, superb direction and a dream cast. I was blown away by the vocabulary, the ease with which the dialogue flowed, and the remarkable acting of the cast. I give this two very hearty thumbs up!... full review

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