ENCORE WINNER!! Just Sayin'

the lake arrowhead repertory theatre company · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by BRIAN BIELANSKI
June 09, 2017

What I liked

Go See It… Just Sayin’
By Brian Bielanski

In two words I would describe Just Sayin’, playing this month at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, as unconventionally brilliant. This production magically weaves together nine compelling stories of hurt, pain, joy, and gratitude. At first it may seem daunting keeping track of the story lines but stick with it. After about five minutes, I was invested in each story and following along was effortless.

There were no standout performances because they were all standout performances. This show does what every good production should do; it made me laugh and it made me cry. It’s next to impossible to not relate to at least one of these characters’ stories. If you’ve lived just a little bit of life you probably relate to several. If you aren’t “that girl” or “that guy”; you definitely know “that girl” or “that guy”. Some performances teeter between a gold or a silver but this was an easy choice. Just Sayin’ earns its gold medal.

Just Sayin’ is a production of the Foley Marra Project and the Lake Arrowhead Repertory Theater Company. It’s one of four productions the group is presenting at this year’s Fringe Festival.

Brian Bielanski is a Los Angeles based talk show host, journalist and photographer. He has nearly three decades of experience as a television, print and web journalist with extended stints at CBS and CNN as well as extensive experience covering news from the small markets of Wisconsin to New York City and Los Angeles. He hosts On the Record, an unedited, uncensored talk show that explores the world today from news and politics to entertainment, science, tech and sports. Find him @BrianBielanski on Twitter and at https://www.facebook.com/OnTheRecordWithBrianBielanski/

What I didn't like

I liked it all.

My overall impression

Gold Medal

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