ensemble theatre · a working theater · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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JENNIE WEBB certified reviewer June 19, 2013
Originally posted on Bitter Lemons Legendary film actor Ron West is a sick, old shell of a man, holed up and waiting to die. But his much-younger wife thinks he's got one more command performance in him: getting her pregnant. Lisa Ebersole's dark comedy is sharp and vicious and funny, and we couldn't ask for better performers than Herman Poppe and Heather Lindell as the not-so-unlikely couple. Under Matt Soson's direction, Mr. Poppe is heartbreakingly pathetic, yet somehow magnetic. Ms. Lindell is a strong, sassy partner and with her nuanced portrayal, we buy the relationship despite the characters' 40+ year age gap. For the most part, the performers manage to nail the best aspects of the playwright's clever, alway... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 16, 2013
This show was a revival from last year's Fringe that earned a Best of Fringe extension and a nomination for the TU Unleashed Award, and it was easy to see why. The writing of Lisa Ebersole is amazing, creating the perfect presentation of the effort required by a person when trying to balance their needs versus their wants. It is well worth the effort to attend - you won't be disappointed.... full review