The BEATING

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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IAN FEDERGREEN · June 14, 2013
A game cast cannot save an inane script- an "absurd comedy" about child abuse which is about as funny as you'd imagine. http://fringeblog.webs.com/... full review

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BOB LEGGETT examiner.com · June 08, 2013
This is not your typical courtroom drama - yes, it happens in a courtroom and yes, it is a drama, of sorts. What separates this production is the physicality of the show - sound effects, spontaneous tango dances, excellent use of the sparse set. If you're bored with the straight dramas, then check out this show for something different. A great effort. Check out my review on examiner.com for more details.... full review

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CINDY MARIE JENKINS · June 12, 2013
Fierce Backbone wasn’t shy last year at another Fringe debut: seven (eight?) shows in multiple different venues. For a producing company created “to support the work our membership is inspired to create,” that first leap showed its audiences a wide range of new plays. It was a bold move that paid off from this audience member’s point-of-view: I’m game to try most anything they produce. Their latest offering is The Beating by Mona Deutsch Miller. It’s a bit flamenco, a bit spoken word plus outtakes from “Law & Order.” For good or bad, it’s about the tediously long process of being chosen for and subsequently serving on a jury, and Deutsch Miller captures the process perfectly. The piece does not offer much beyond our first glances int... full review

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