ensemble theatre · the vagrancy · Ages 16+ · United States

includes nudity
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June 09, 2013
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My overall impression

This is one of the best plays I’ve seen in Los Angeles. Here is a show with four incredibly brave, daring, and thoughtful performances held together by thought provoking writing from Tommy Smith, who’s bleak vision hearkens back to the dark world of Sarah Kane. Ms. Hart’s stylistic direction is also filled with heart as she elicits compassion and love from each of the characters in the coldest of scenes. Hart and her top notch design team manage to get more out of three black walls and four white columns of light than I could’ve imagined in the stark and beautiful design of this play. This is a play that reveals how the mundane routine of life, left unquestioned, can lead to to the most apocolyptic of consequences and, by extension, can caution us to better understand our surrondings and the people who inhabit them. Five scenes will leave you totally changed from the beginning of the play to the end, and will likely linger with you, like Martin Carillo’s subtle sound design, for days to come. Must see theatre.

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