Brilliant Traces

ensemble theatre · theatre before saddle · Ages 6+ · United States

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LA THEATER CRITIC (.COM) certified reviewer June 09, 2013
A true Grotowskian delight. Edgy, hilarious, visceral, cathartic, this 70-minute take on Cindy Lou Johnson's full-length play will bust you up the way only great theatre can. Masterfully directed by Nick Zayas, the matchless duo of Riley Rose Critchlow and Clay Elliot will reinvigorate your love of live (straight) theatre... Read more at full review
BILL RATNER certified reviewer June 16, 2013
I had a hunch halfway through this terrific evening of postmodern absurdist theater that other than the crowd I saw it with, there must be nights where the audience is cracking up and guffawing at Brilliant Traces, like some do at a Beckett play. Cindy Lou Johnson's cracked, poetic, darkly funny, and at turns deeply emotional play forced me to my desktop to google the night away trying to find out more about this playwright. I loved this play, but if the acting hadn't been as good as it was from Riley Rose Critchlow and Clay Elliott, I might have been lost. It's an hour and twenty minutes that ranges from brilliant storytelling, to dark absurdism, to an evocation of what the hell is wrong with men and women--together and alone--in love and y... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2013
Great performances by two committed and immensely talented young actors. Go see this!... full review
IAN FEDERGREEN certified reviewer June 25, 2013
I am not at all sold on this play, another where two characters are trapped together. They are prone to rambling confessional monologues and- as directed- yelling a lot. The good news is that Riley Rose Critchlow is absolutely breathtaking and fully believable in a really difficult role. full review