Another excellent production from Gangbusters! Loved everything about it- from the compelling story, to the incredible acting ensemble. The stage/lighting/costume design is worth mentioning, too. Go!...
Great show, really awesome! I was a bit apprehensive going in figuring another rehash of the events on the day of the JFK assassination could be pretty one dimensional. I was wrong, the cast was excellent, alive and colorful, and the "twist" at the end... No spoilers... fits extremely well with what we now know about that day. (At the end of the day though... The Hamburglar could have shot the president... The dialogue and the performances were so strong I would have gone with wherever they told me.)
Not since Oliver Stone has a writer/director brought forth such a plausible conspiracy theory as Christian Levatino does in this show.
It is a compelling look at Lee Harvey Oswald and the events that surrounded the assassination of JFK.
I was most moved by the compelling performances of Brett Fleisher as Oswald and Darrett Sanders as Captain William Fritz, the lead interrogator, as they presented a dynamic picture of hunter and quarry.
Do not miss this show - run, don't walk to the box office and get your tickets now....
SHARI BARRETTbroadway world los angelescertified reviewerJune 23, 2013
Those of us who were alive on November 22, 1963, will never forgot where we were when Kennedy was shot. In the days that followed, we were glued to our television screens watching with devastated hearts as the tragedy played out live in our homes. And if, like me, you were watching at the exact moment that Lee Harvey Oswald was shot, then you too certainly felt as if the rug had just been pulled out from beneath the American people.
But who was Lee Harvey Oswald and could he really have acted alone? Or was he just the sacrificial lamb needed to make sure the cover-up stayed in place as to who really shot JFK? The puzzles have been in place for almost 50 years with no one seemingly able to give a definitive answer on anything.
I really, really enjoyed SUNNY AFTERNOON. There are some great scenes with sharp, natural dialogue. The lighting and sound design are pretty close to brilliant, and the way they use the space is phenomenal. It's rare in Fringe to see a show that so completely embraces their space and it's really nice to see.
The performances in this show are a real treat. With such a large cast, there wasn't a single weak link. Everyone was on point. The stand outs here are Darrett Sanders (brilliant!), Dieterich Gray, and Brett Fleischer as a fantastic Lee Harvey Oswald.
So why, with all of this genuine praise, did I click "Liked It" instead of "Loved It"? I had some issues with the script. It went to many different places, and while non of it was bad...
certified reviewerJune 23, 2013
Go see this show. The best show we've seen, and we've seen eight so far over three days (we are not involved in the fringe, we are audience members who simply love theater). Engaging, great pacing, fantastic performances -- loved this. We look forward to it being put up somewhere else with some more work (which was mentioned in the pre-show talk), as a full-length piece. KEEP THESE ACTORS! Wow....