War Stories

ensemble theatre · extra dry martini productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ELISA DYANN certified reviewer · June 04, 2016
This was a great show! Amazing cast! It was well written and poignant, also well directed. Fun to watch these characters stories unfold. Highly recommended!... full review

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TARA O'BRIEN certified reviewer · June 05, 2016
Top notch show and very sweet. Very enjoyable from top to bottom!... full review

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VIM NADEMANEE certified reviewer · June 08, 2016
tagged as: Love
A well done performance, especially for a first run of a new production.... full review

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TEHANA WEEKS · June 12, 2016
This is a quality show!... full review

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DANIELLE L. · June 12, 2016
A wonderful one act about navigating one's way in life and in love, who we want to be, who we think we should be, and how it impacts the choices we make. I think everyone will recognize a piece of themselves in one or more of these characters. So much heart in this production and plenty of humor too. This is real life, folks. Messy and bumpy at times, but also full of opportunities to discover what else might be possible. ... full review

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ELLEN DOSTAL · June 06, 2016
This play was a surprise. It isn’t a fluff piece and it isn’t jaded or off-the-cuff. War Stories shows you the life you give up when you don’t acknowledge how you really feel and, in some cases, it shows you the way back again. What better place than LA to get an opportunity for one more take? It’s beautiful work done with conscious attention to detail. Fringe fellows, see what they have done with their limited resources and let it inspire you. The current running time is an hour but, happily, there are plans to expand it further into two acts.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 14, 2016
War Stories is full of thought provoking content about love life and relationships, this play is funny, dramatic and poignant. Excellently written by Sarah Kelly, who is also one of the stars. Her voice is unique and complex. The directing flows the story smoothly as all the characters are on stage for the majority of the show even when actors are presenting different scenes. Anyone will be able to identify with at least one of the characters in this play, who are brought to life wonderfully with great acting by the entire cast.... full review

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JP KARLIAK certified reviewer · June 17, 2016
A brilliant, insightful look at relationships in LA and really everywhere. So many lines hit me right in the gut. So much truth and humor. It's a perfect Fringe show. SEE IT! Even the 11pm show is worth it!... full review

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KAT MICHELS · June 17, 2016
tagged as: #SeeItLa · Love · Dating · comedy · louboutin
This show starts with the four characters trading the spot light for monologues and feels very much like the countless other plays about dating. However, this one quickly differentiates itself with nuanced characters and an unexpected, yet refreshing, adult handling of a situation that could have easily been written as a cliche yelling match. This is well cast and at the end reveals itself to be a sweet love story. Tune in to episode 6 of the See It or Skip It LA podcast to hear more about this production.... full review

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DREW VANDIVER certified reviewer · June 13, 2016
War Stories is a great show because of it's two biggest weapons... and they're both named Sarah. Schreiber and Kelly are alive and open on stage and I could feel their characters just by watching. Kelly does very little and her fear and what all she is holding back is palpable. It's a really controlled, measured, mysterious performance. Schreiber plays a torch in a firework factory. Her character is so much more alive than those around her and they want to touch the fire, but she seems to know that once she lights them, they will burn out quickly and she will be left alone, so she holds her distance. She is the Tall Poppy and you watch her come to terms with having more sunlight and accepting those consequences, even if it means living in ... full review

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