Occupation

ensemble theatre · the foundry theatre works · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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engaging · feminist · great acting · great writing · war · bracing · excellent direction · future · poetic · political · powerful · survival · women
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CLAUDIA SHORR certified reviewer · June 10, 2016
tagged as: bracing · Engaging
As the women of the "Occupation" speak in repetitive layers of language, we are entreated to discover the roles and relationships among them. Their individual stories- youthful hopes and dreams- are movingly pitted against the bleak horrors of the times. Particularly effective are the tattoo scene between Tattoo Mother and Delivery Daughter, the revelatory scene between Patriot Mother and Delivery Daughter, and the smouldering, climactic monologue of Tattoo Mother in which the build up of language, images, and action reaches piercing intensity. All together a bracing work worthy of our engaged viewership. ... full review

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MARIA REYES certified reviewer · June 20, 2016
Very deep subject matter, great show, great performances! This story will stay with me.... full review

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STEPY KAMEI certified reviewer · June 14, 2016
tagged as: Feminist
This was a very unique and interesting production, very appropriate for Fringe. I love the concept and would like to see it fleshed out even more! ... full review

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ELLEN DOSTAL · June 14, 2016
Deftly directed by David Robinson and produced by Foundry Theatre Works, this disturbing vision of a possible American future is a provocative commentary on the fallout of war. ... full review

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ANONYMOUS · June 18, 2016
Such an evocative play. Made me continue to mull over our roles in society and the different driving forces behind our own agendas. Excellent performance!... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 18, 2016
Well worth the trip to the Fringe.... full review

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CONSTANCE JAQUAY STRICKLAND · June 20, 2016
tagged as: War · women · future
We need more community theatre pieces that take us into small close spaces and give us relevant, moving, necessary and powerful theatre.... full review

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TERRY ANNE HOLZMAN certified reviewer · June 14, 2016
A tapestry of poetic writing. A powerful ensemble cast. An important, potent, moving play that speaks to the world we live in today.... full review

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KATE BOWMAN certified reviewer · June 20, 2016
It's great to see strong female actors giving very layered performances and committing to them wholeheartedly. It's a pleasure to watch these women work. Monica Baker was particularly excellent, but all were very strong. Jenny Ashe and Brin Alexander also deliver lovely grounded performances. The play explores some very interesting themes that make you think and challenge you as an audience member. ... full review

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DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE certified reviewer · June 22, 2016
My review: http://zahirblue.blogspot.com/2016/06/occupation-review.html QUOTE: " Occupation focuses on a different victory, at least the attempt--holding on to oneself, to nurturing even the mildest of hopes, not unlike Fahrenheit 451. "... full review

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