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Double Bind

ensemble theatre · right mistake productions · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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CRISPIN FREEMAN certified reviewer June 19, 2013
What a fabulous little play! I was really impressed with the writing in this show. Very savvy and always to the point. It's nice when a writer doesn't wander but stays on topic throughout the whole play. There's no "fat" in the writing, the script is focused and lean. Each character has a valid point of view and each is given ample time to express their worldview in such a way as to seem completely justifiable. Hence the name of the show when these multiple valid points of view come into conflict with each other. The acting was also very impressive. The actors had a very "lived in" quality. From what I understand, it had been workshopped for almost 2 years and you can feel the nuances in the performances because of that marinating process... full review
BRENDA FREIBERG certified reviewer June 19, 2013
This was a treat - as fine a piece of theater as many things I've seen at venues like the Taper, the Kirk Douglas, the Broad. Brilliant cast and writing. Brilliant human dilemma probed so thoughtfully and deeply. I would happily see it again for the sheer pleasure of watching the play itself, listening to the words and thoughts as presented by this small group of outstanding actors. Hoping I'll have a chance to do so at another venue - the Taper, The Broad, the Kirk Douglas anyone? Kudos to all! Brenda Freiberg... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2013
Double Bind is a beautiful and poetic experience with an equal measure of emotional violence and chilling tenderness. The players handle Abramovitz's words with such finesse and coordination that the characters feel like a single conflicted organism. This quintessential ensemble piece is not to be missed!... full review
KELLY KEESEE certified reviewer June 24, 2013
First of all, I would LOVE to thank all of the people who donated their time and energy into making this production possible. If it had not been for you, I would have gone, who knows how long without seeing my Freeman!! I used to go to Clark Freeman's plays when he had his production company Sight Unseen Theatre. They were always held in places I would never consider beautiful. "How can art be made here?" "How can anything good come of this?" "This place is a dump." It was Clark who altered that opinion for me when I went to see Lucid Sound. He took that slumdog city--I couldn't wait to get out of--and painted it with his power to create a world with patience, time, energy and love. I was envious and so in love. I've never seen theater... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 22, 2013
Double Bind is an amazing ensemble piece written by Blake Abramovitz. Ceri Bethan, Clark Freeman, Blake Abramovitz keep you on the edge of your seat with their terrific performances as you watch the drama unfold. Must see!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2013
We loved it! Was interesting, funny and speaks to everyone. I'm taking another friend to see it again! ... full review
LINDA LOARING certified reviewer June 25, 2013
If you haven't seen Double Bind, then I urge you to do so. This powerful play so cleverly crafted by the inspiring and talented writer, Blake Abramovitz, is a jewel! The acting is beautiful, it touches your senses and takes you through a thought provoking emotional experience. These talented actors touched my heart. Sam and Frank made me laugh, made me sad and filled me with suspense. I cried for Laura, I felt her anguish and I felt her pain. The surging energy from the audience showed that like me they were enchanted and enriched by the inspiring performances of these three amazing people and our spontaneous standing ovation gave thanks for a truly wonderful experience. Don't miss this gem - your heart will be touched too. ... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer July 01, 2013
Wow. Just... wow. This jaw-dropping three-hander about a man caught between the life he's built for himself and the life he's always wanted will leave you breathless. When the two worlds he's tried to walk between violently collide (the collision coming in the form of a confrontation between the love of his life and the best friend from his younger, wilder days who, like Peter Pan, will never grow up) he's forced to choose - the life of dead-eyed convenience and security or the life of wild-eyed adventure, where nothing is certain and everything could come off the rails in an instant. It's compelling, to say the least. I think all artists can relate to the root of this story - the conflict between the need to relentlessly pursue our dreams a... full review