It's Important to Leave, as well (Feed Your Fringe)

ensemble theatre · will play for food theatre group · Ages 17+ · United States

world premiere
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TRACEY COLLINS certified reviewer June 27, 2013
Loved the writing. Loved the acting. Loved the directing. GO!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2013
The show is totally fun, unique, honest, original and heart felt. All the actors are fantastic!... full review
ERIC CIRE certified reviewer June 09, 2013
"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 ... full review
ANA KHACHATRIAN certified reviewer June 17, 2013
I loved this play! The actors did an amazing job w/ a tough script. Color me impressed and due yourself a favor by going to see this play. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2013
Talk about a show that is hand tailored for the Hollywood Fringe. Chances are, if you're seeing a show at the fringe festival, you are somehow involved with theatre. This is the show to see! Meta with its humor with extremely poignant and emotional moments. This is definitely a must-see this year.... full review
DARREN MANGLER certified reviewer June 13, 2013
Exceptional. The actors have great chemistry. Josh Morrison, the writer, thrives when he's in his environment. With the trust the producers put in him, it's no surprise that this show may be the best written show at Fringe. When you discover that this was written, rehearsed and performed in less than two months, it will shock you. Worth your time. ... full review
AARON KOZAK certified reviewer June 15, 2013
When the bumbling stage manager arrives on scene at the beginning the play, "It's Important to Leave As Well" runs a bit like Durang's "The Actor's Nightmare." The actress handling the role, who might have been the actual stage manager, not sure on that one, handles the chaos of awkward nothingness during a performance with ease, and it earned her some of the richest laughs of the performance. The play begins to take real form though in the second scene, where playwright Joshua Morrison begins a journey through a very compelling series of rehearsals, meant to guide the protagonist through his own personal relationship struggles. It's an examination of art as therapy, and as the rehearsals progress, you begin to see Morrison has not channeled... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 16, 2013
I loved Nina Variations last year and was excited to see what Scott would do this year. I was overwhelmed. This is true theater. And better than that, it's about theater people and the goings on in a small troupe that offers "theater therapy." What a marvel concept! Everyone of the actors was incredible, the story line was concise and well written, and the direction was superb. This is a first class show that should be enjoyed by all!... full review
COREY LYNN HOWE certified reviewer June 18, 2013
Exceptional. I wanted more, and yet felt satisfied with where the story was left as well. This story is a beautiful juxtaposition of life as art as life, and how the meaning we find (and leave) in any given situation; the things on which we choose to focus or find important. I just loved it. ... full review
CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 22, 2013
This was simply delicious. I have no idea if it translates beyond the theatre community or anyone whose trade lies in the art of pretending, but I loved it. The script stayed one step ajead and I just enjoyed the ride. Morrison, Marden and their tip top, dedicated ensemble created an Our Town for theatre geeks.... full review