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Love Actually Isn't

ensemble theatre · dan johnson · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by COREY CHAPPELL

June 15, 2013
IMPORTANT NOTE: We cannot certify this reviewer attended a performances of this show because no ticket was purchased through this website or the producer has not verified they attended.

My overall impression

As someone familiar with the phrase “write what you know”, I was blown away by Dan’s ability to create such clearly defined and “true to life” voices for so many different character types: a woman grieving her father’s passing the day before she is set to walk down the aisle, her mother-a new widow, a group of older gay men trying to find their groove amongst the younger crowd, a pair of “set in their way” 70 somethings working through conversation while on a blind date, and a recently divorced couple who unexpectedly run into each other while the wounds are still fresh.

The relationships Dan built were relatable and enjoyable. His dialogue was fresh & natural. The talented ensemble of actors embodied each character with full commitment- bringing the page to the stage in a believable fashion. While there was a lack of urgency throughout the set changes, I truly enjoyed this 1-hour of original new works. There’s a little something for everyone here- go see this show!!

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