PLEDGE

ensemble theatre · fringe management and combined artform · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 06, 2017
The show is a brilliant social commentary on the dumbing down of America in the Trump era (even though it was written like a decade ago). It's also a telling look into coming of age. It hits on some very sensitive topics and if you are someone who is easily offended...not for you. But, if you like to squirm a little and think and just flat out laugh your ass off, this is a great way to spend an hour! The cast is excellent, they play their roles to perfection and they all show at varying points that there is much more to them than what is on the surface and sometimes, it's even worse. Highly recommend and I'll definitely be seeing it again.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 07, 2017
Given the small space, I was extremely impressed. Perhaps the best play I've seen at FRINGE. Outstanding casting. Stand out performances by Daniela Bobadilla and Alex Dyon.... full review

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LUKE SCHNEIDER certified reviewer · June 09, 2017
I thought Pledge was great! I loved the small theatre because it felt much more intimate. I thought the casting for all roles was superb with standout performances by Alex Dyon and Daniela Bobadilla. The whole cast worked very well together and were perfect for their respective parts. A great ensemble. Pledge is a play that deals with relevant subjects and mixes comedy and drama seamlessly. It makes you think, laugh, and cry. I will definitely try to see it again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great hour of entertainment.... full review

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PETER FOLDY · June 10, 2017
A smart, edgy peek into the lives of an alcohol-infused fraternity, "Pledge" is a powerful production with great performances from a talented cast.... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 12, 2017
This is a deeply engaging, darkly funny play about the choices we all have - and don't have - about the person we become. Uncle Brent is the warpped adult litmus test for the emerging colors of character of a bunch of spoiled frat boys. Meanwhile, the girlfriend of one is in a pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps reform of her hedonistic ways. Whichever way you go, life is short! A must-see!... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 12, 2017
tagged as: fun · unique idea
I enjoyed the show overall. I like the unique take on how antiquated social ideas can clash with modern ones, and how people react to those situations. ... full review

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MICHAEL VAN DUZER stage happenings & showmag · June 12, 2017
Running an hour, Pledge feels like the perfect Fringe show: surprising, succinct, and striking. ... full review

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ROB STEVENS haineshisway.com · June 27, 2017
It’s a simple plot and the actors do a fine job fleshing out the thinly written characters. Their charm and gusto make the time fly past swiftly.... full review

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RYAN LISMAN · June 13, 2017
tagged as: Engaging · dark · funny · social commentary · clever
This is likely going to be my favorite show I've seen at this year's fringe, it fulfilled so many of my wants as a theatre-goer, it was smart, it was funny, it was rich with social commentary, and it was always engaging. I highly recommend seeing Pledge, I promise you will greatly enjoy it.... full review

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RUSSELL EATON http://www.myhauntlife.com · June 16, 2017
tagged as: fraternity life · dramedy
This may end up being one of my favorite plays at Fringe this year. Dark, funny, very disturbing. Set in a fraternity house days after a pledge has committed suicide, each character seems to be wrestling with some aspect of “how do I become an adult?” For one female character, that means moving on from an unpleasant encounter that may threaten relationships for the rest of her life. For some of the characters, it is obvious that massive insecurity reigns behind the bravado of womanizing, drinking, and fighting. Some of the guys may be just trying to compensate for insecurity, others actually buy into the idea that this is manhood. Fascinating stuff to watch unfold.... full review

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