Four Tree Plays

ensemble theatre · ray burley productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States

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JAMES ROBINSON certified reviewer · June 06, 2014
This was not high on my list of thing to see and I couldn't have been more wrong, FOUR TREE PLAYS features razor-sharp characterizations from Dawn Alden, Whit Spurgeon, Leilani Marie Smith & Brenda Weinhold. Top-notch direction by Tim J. Lim. The plays range from "Eh" to Excellent, but there is plenty of good writing to go around. Go see it! Caution - sitting in the back 2 rows mean you will miss much of the action, so sit up front if you can. ... full review

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PAUL FANNING certified reviewer · June 06, 2014
tagged as: bravo · encore · excellent · funny · sad
This show will make you laugh and cry. No joke. The writing is top notch and the cast is packed with talent. Go see this show!... full review

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AMBIKA LEIGH certified reviewer · June 06, 2014
Very entertaining, enlightening, and meticulously performed!! A MUST-SEE at this year's festival. ... full review

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JAMES ROBINSON certified reviewer · June 06, 2014
Oh... I left off the "n" on Brendan Weinhold's name in my review (NOT Brenda!) -- Brendan obviously has incredible range, and is one of 4 outstanding actors in this show. Don't miss it.... full review

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DALIYA KARNOFSKY certified reviewer · June 15, 2014
I absolutely loved this show. It was everything Fringe should be. Quick, smart, tight, clever, thought-provoking, beautiful and astoundingly well-acted. The actors were an incredible and perfect ensemble. Each piece touched me in a different way. Everything about it was simple and clean, yet detailed and sharp and nuanced. What a terrific show. DEFINITELY go see it.... full review

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NATHANIEL BEAVER · June 13, 2014
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this show. I know some of the actors and crew, which is what caught my attention to attend the performance last night. I liked the four short one acts that all dealt with trees as a main character, which got me thinking about emotions, personalities, and the types of situations that humans deal with everyday, and how the tree characters had the same moments too. Entertaining. There's lots of performances, which is great, because certainly one of them can fit into your busy Fringe schedule.... full review

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REGAN LINTON certified reviewer · June 08, 2014
tagged as: clever · inventive · theatrical
Simple, clever, touching, great characters and wordplay. Trees are easy to neglect and forget in Los Angeles...it reignited my appreciation for them. Swell people on this project, worth spending an hour with.... full review

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JAMES R. GUSKIN certified reviewer · June 24, 2014
Where do I begin. The cast were extremely forced and amateur in their performances. The content was at times frivolous despite the obvious metaphors about the human existence, which held no weight given the poor delivery. There were moments within the four plays which were forced and uncalled for; I failed to see the driving force for these reactions which had no emotional depth to them. There were some funny moments, but in all I was extremely disappointed by the four plays and sat writhing in my seat for most of it. It is plays like this that have always deterred me from attending the Fringe Festival, sometimes I think Hollywood should just stick to making movies. ... full review

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DANIEL JOHNSON cinesnatch.blogspot.com · June 10, 2014
For Ray Burley Productions (RBP) inaugural Los Angeles work, four writers were commissioned to create fifteen-minute tree-themed plays involving four specific actors. The resultant night of theater, appropriately titled Four Tree Plays, is an interesting and challenging collection of one-acts that complement - without repeating - each other. There isn’t a weak link in the group – either in cast or script. The plays are alternately fun, funny, and surprising. The show opens with Nicolas Hoover’s “Seeking Still,” an absurd look at our current search for love... Please read the rest of the review at <a href="http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-hollywood-fringe-review-four-tree.html">Cinesnatch</a>... full review

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SELENA BROWN certified reviewer · June 25, 2014
tagged as: trees · play · actor friendly
Sometimes it's difficult to experience well-developed plays in Los Angeles. This play really had me thinking about the trees, if they truly have feelings, and how important they are to mankind. Each actor committed 100% to the four tree plays. I also enjoyed the modern dance-type arrangement, I believe, in the third play, so look out for that because it brought a real, tender, emotional, humanistic approach, to how an older tree may feel. What a pleasant surprise!... full review

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