Anna, In the Darkness

solo performance · american studio theater · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com · June 06, 2015
Now I liked “The Halfwits Last Hurray”, and “The Poe Show” was certainly good for some highbrow\lowbrow snickers, but congrats to director Amanda Weier and especially Rebecca Lincoln for serving me up my first jaw dropper of this Fringe Fest (I’m confident there’ll be many more) A strange, disturbing, and excellently mounted tale of a woman’s descent into madness. Lincoln does a superb job Mark Wilson deserves praise for for his beautifully woven sound web. ... full review

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MATTHEW MARTIN · June 26, 2015
Only knowing that this was a one-woman show, I was amazed to find that that was understated. The work that Lincoln has put into this simple script by Menekseoglu is amazing! Under the direction of Weier, Rebecca brings the audience right into her house, her madness, and the darkness that has been haunting her. From the moment the audience enters, and Rebecca is huddled in a corner on the stage, we already know that this is not your normal story. And we are so glad. This show, while running under an hour, takes you on such a journey that you can't help but breathe a sigh of relief that it was only a play. The simple staging and amazing sound design help to create the perfect environment for Lincoln to establish a world we are glad we don... full review

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ANDREW AMANI certified reviewer · June 15, 2015
In the wake of the teen-age pool party incident in Texas, nothing could be more relevant than Anna, In The Darkness. Rebecca Lincoln’s stellar performance helped lend an emphatic, up close and personal ear into the mind of a tortured soul. On one side, it’s absolutely heinous to see how such awful acts of humanity are so blindly justified by misplaced ideals of status quo or distorted religious convictions. On the other side, it was a pure delight to see, feel and taste the torment through the mind of someone who is losing theirs through the constant barrage of haunting threats by the people in her community. Or could it be just voices in her head? You’ll have to come see the show and make up your mind. The small intimate, exposed b... full review

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BREN COOMBS · June 28, 2015
This was my favorite one-person show of this year's Fringe. The writing, sound design, and lights perfectly amalgamated to enhance and often play counterpart to the character's heartbreaking account of her descent into darkness. Never a dull moment, thanks to the staging and the talents of Rebecca and her ability to toggle between varying emotions of fear, regret, anger, confusion, and nostalgia, keeping the audience riveted with every twist. While dark, the show had moments of levity, and while the protagonist didn't triumph, Anna reminds us that there are others like her out there, like those of us taking in intimate theater, who care about imaginary tales, and despite those throwing bricks through the windows, dreamers and thinkers carry ... full review

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TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE · June 07, 2015
tagged as: thriller · Horror
Eerie and sinister. Recommended. Read the full review by Marc Wheeler at Gia On The Move (official press) http://giaonthemove.com/2015/06/07/gia-hff15-reviews-anna-in-the-darkness/... full review

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DAVID HARPER · June 21, 2015
This show is intense and amazing. It will grab you from the start and shake you till the end. Every aspect of the show is exceptionally well crafted, and Rebecca Lincoln's performance is absolutely captivating. See this show!... full review

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AARON SOLOMON certified reviewer · June 20, 2015
Very compelling one-woman show performed wonderfully by Rebecca Lincoln. Smart directing and sound design helped maintain the pacing and kept the audience's attention.... full review

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LISA LABELLA certified reviewer · June 21, 2015
To me, this show was well made. I loved Rebecca Lincoln's performance, I believed every word. The sound and the lighting added to the heartbreaking realness of injustice, and how dark humans can be, especially if they believe they have righteousness on their side. Go see it. ... full review

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CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN · July 07, 2015
Dark & deliciously sinister. This is most definitely NOT your normal Solo Show. Weier's direction is genius. Lincoln brings us into her madness slowly and completely. Her vulnerability is captivating. Bravo!... full review

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RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer · June 15, 2015
Rebecca Lincoln is great as a tormented soul in this one-woman, psychological thriller. The audience doesn't see the horrifying people who are bent on destroying her, or entirely understand the reasons for their malice and hatred, but we certainly hear them - or at least what she THINKS she hears. Is her paranoia justified? You'll decide. The set, lighting, and especially the threatening voices and sound effects permeating the entire performance, are all effectively chilling. Atmospheric, moody, spooky, and disturbing - but in an entertainingly creepy way! If this sounds like your thing, check out this show! You won't be disappointed!... full review

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