As We Go . . . Contemplations on Water

ensemble theatre · lovers & madmen productions · Ages 7+ · world premiere · United States of America

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JOHN COMBS certified reviewer · June 13, 2015
Really wonderfully thought-provocative and visually very emotional! It made me think, ponder, wonder, about my own relationship with H2O! Loved the singing!!!!!... full review

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JEFFERY SU certified reviewer · June 09, 2015
I loved this production which focuses on water, the life blood of any community, and how it can be taken for granted particularly here in Southern California where most of our water is imported and we're in the fourth year of a severe drought. The play is compact and sleek while combining elements of dance and movement to illustrate how the search and scarcity of fresh water have profoundly affected civilizations. The script holds close to this theme throughout the approximately 40 minute run time. As the play began, I was preparing for something avant-garde and while it does have this element, it maintains a tight and clear narrative. Great cast with a shout out to Lauren Murphy who sang a sweet solo. It was thought provoking esp... full review

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MORNA MURPHY MARTELL · June 07, 2015
Every day we hear we are running out of water in California, but what does water mean exactly? In this imaginative show, creator/performer Charline Su draws our attention to the deeper meaning of water and how it brings life to us and our planet. Su first draws us into her vision with an extraordinarily beautiful pantomime under a silvery shroud that flows, dips and shimmers like – yes – water. Then, with fine assist by actor-dancers Eric Losoya, Lauren Murphy and Kila Packett, we hear eloquent warnings of what we are about to lose, amid movements that express the anguish and sense of loss this will mean. Taking words from Joan Didion’s ‘Holy Water’ and from contributing writers Jason Dennis and Henry Ong, we explore mans relationship with w... full review

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ANTHONY DIETEL certified reviewer · June 16, 2015
Witty, timely, UNIQUE! Everything I have come to expect from Charline Su & her powerhouse theater company Lovers & Madmen! Miss Su never disappoints! Her charm and artistic talent are on full display in this experimental movement piece that will have you contemplating Southern California's current drought predicament as she moves you back & forth in time & space!... full review

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JORDON KRAIN · June 09, 2015
tagged as: eclectic · movement · thoughtful · fun
As We Go is an eclectic piece with elements of movement, spoken word, and audience participation. It's entertaining, succinct, and thought-provoking. There's a raw creativity and playfulness to it...a heartbeat underneath that tells you it was created with passion. Go see it!... full review

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KEVIN MAEDA · June 08, 2015
Contemplations on Water was a surprising assortment of creative experiences around the importance of water to our civilization and how the shortage of this resource affects our environment, our relationships, and our quality of life. Creatively executed in every way! ... full review

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KATHY FISCHER certified reviewer · June 22, 2015
I loved this show! It's the kind of show I hope to see at the Fringe Festival. A non-linear experience where you sit and let the words and movement wash over you and you take it in...feel it. At times it was hypnotic, then funny, then thought provoking -- always engaging. The performers were wonderful. The singing was gorgeous. I would definitely recommend!! ... full review

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SHELLEE ROCKWELL certified reviewer · June 28, 2015
tagged as: timely · original · enjoyable
We were entertained, moved, and totally emersed from the very beginning to the end. The dedication of the ensemble and connection to the topic was very evident. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. The Rockwells ... full review

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