I attended the preview. This was invigorating and challenging theater. The performers were active and committed to the text and each other. Highly recommended!...
June 14, 2013
I was able to catch a preview of "It's Important to Leave, As Well" with a few friends, one who was familiar with theatre and another that was rather new to it. Despite our differing exposures, we were all captivated by this story that seems to explore the quirks of theatre, some that are quite profound and others that are quite humorous, while simultaneously venturing into the idea of self. It's an exploration of one's worries and past regrets in a manner that each individual can relate to. "The world is a stage," after all, but don't be surprised if you find yourself wondering if this play was written about you (or maybe for you) as you'll definitely find moments that you find yourself truly connected to.
The play features strong writi...
certified reviewerJune 08, 2013
The show is totally fun, unique, honest, original and heart felt. All the actors are fantastic!...
"You're a good liar. I wish I could lie as well as you."
This particular line of dialogue nicely summed up my feelings about Will Play for Food's production of It's Important to Leave, as Well. If that doesn't sound like a compliment, it is, though in the same way the show itself goes about delivering it's message. The play uses the essential dishonesty of theatre (which is just professional pretending, after all) as a way to address the ways that people are dishonest with one another and with themselves. It also hits on passivity vs activity in relationships, and the ways in which we're manipulated by both art and human drama. All that done in only an hour, and deftly, at that. If the above sounds like your cup of tea, take my word for it ...
THIS IS A MUST SEE FOR ANY LOS ANGELES THEATER ACTOR! This show simultaneously pokes fun at some of the more ridiculous actor/theater stereotypes, while also giving us some beautifully acted dramatic stuff. The acting is top notch, and it looks like we've got a new power duo with director Scott Marden and writer Josh Morrison. This is especially impressive given the nature of the show's process (conceived only after signing up to be a part of Fringe). Color me impressed!
In fact... I'm still giggling....
If you see only one show at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, see this one.
'It's Important to leave As Well' is blue ribbon rose of a show. Beautifully and intricately composed layers of performance art, delightful and insightful writing and palpable intimacy on stage that blossoms before your eyes. For Characters and audience alike this show is a revelation about theatre, love, and the parts that we all must play in life.
Applause to Joshua Morrison and his wonderfully witty and innovative script. Absolutely the best example of good new theatre.
And applause for director scott Marden for executing such a complex piece so marvelously. And after reading the story of how the show came to be in the playbill, I will be on the lookout fo...