Politically Challenged

comedy · red flag media productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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LAUREN BYRD certified reviewer · June 18, 2016
Great show, I really enjoyed it! The actors are all excellently cast, I thought the acting was really strong and the actors all handed the political lingo and complicated concepts naturally and easily so as an audience member I was able to follow the story really well. Great directing, the use of space and finding the humor in the tension of the situation was all really great! Excellent work. Definitely a show worth seeing!... full review

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CARLA NEUSS certified reviewer · June 11, 2016
tagged as: political · ensemble theatre
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 12, 2016
tagged as: comedy
I really liked it. It was very funny and I bought each of the characters and their motivations. I wish there was a rating between pretty good and amazing, I would put it there. ... full review

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JANE WALSH certified reviewer · June 30, 2016
tagged as: delightful!
Matthew Robinson wrote a smart, funny script and all the performances were strong and engaged. Some very funny dialogue, well delivered. Job well done!!!... full review

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JACK ZULLO certified reviewer · June 18, 2016
Worth a look, especially if you're into West Wing type shows. Good dialog, again, really well written.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 11, 2016
A quick-paced glimpse into the life of a troubled campaign team that achieves its purpose quite nicely. Effective commentary on not just the modern political process, but also on the current state of the politically correct world as a whole. Engaging and direct.... full review

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TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer · June 21, 2016
tagged as: Brave · Bold · relevant · exciting · worthwhile
Matthew Robinson is someone to watch. Brave, bold and incredibly relevant. ... full review

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NATHAN ONDRACEK certified reviewer · June 21, 2016
tagged as: funny! · smart! · Engaging
This show is extremely well-rounded. There is a lot of great politically-charged language and tension, but it is balanced well with humor and reality. I personally have a hard time focusing on long-winded political language, so I was refreshed to see writing that was to the point while also making a real statement on the political world around us. I loved the humor, and found myself laughing a LOT. The actors meshed well together, and I could very easily see this built out into a full play, movie, or sitcom. All around I would say make sure to see this show before Fringe is over! And congrats to all involved!... full review

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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ · June 21, 2016
This show has high stakes with a richly surrounding plot that raises questions and employs actions of moral ambiguity in the face of a political campaign. You don't know who to root for, because the characters walk such a fine, grey line. It's funny, too. I loved the intern. Great comedic timing from the cast and pace from start to end. An excellent bud of a play, but I think it deserves a second act to really push it where it could go. This show could be West Wing, even The Newsroom, good. It was just a little short. Hey, that's not a bad thing. Kept me captivated the entire time. What did I not like? The intern served warm temperature kona coffee. You're not fooling anyone.... full review

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TIA STREATY certified reviewer · June 25, 2016
I would love to see a continuation of this play production. It feels as though the play comes to an end, just as it is building up momentum, leaving the audience wanting more as many questions go unanswered. You can almost begin to imagine at the curtain call, stills of the faces of each actor with captions at the bottom noting what later happened in each of their lives. It's long enough of a play to become invested in each character, yet too short to feel closure. Which can only lead to one conclusion: GIVE US MORE! And that's one heck of a good position to be in! ... full review

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