ensemble theatre · fermented apples · Ages 15+ · United States

world premiere
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CINDY MARIE JENKINS certified reviewer June 22, 2013
It started strongly. I went purely on a referral and so did not read too much about the show beforehand. Considering the source material and how deeply they all understood how long term abuse could affect people, the script lacked subtlety. Internal conflict doesn't always translate well when dramatized. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 23, 2013
This is a show that should be seen. It presents a growing problem in America - the proliferation of sexual abuse and the all too common result of mental illness and violent behavior. Wonderfully written by Fiona Lakeland and directed by Adrian LaTourelle, the cast of Fiona Lakeland as Lucy and Kimberly Connolly as her younger sister Annabelle bring forth the writer's vision in startling clarity. What starts as a poignant drama between two sisters, abandoned by their parents, turns violent when the older sister is confronted with a situation that brings back painful memories. While the show's violent end shows an all too common result of the abuse, the show still leaves you with hope that by confronting the past and getting help in ... full review
JENNIE SHEFFIELD certified reviewer June 24, 2013 Stranded written and also acted by Fiona Lakeland is a dramatic piece about sexual abuse and the effects it has on two sisters played by Fiona Lakeland and Kimberly Connelly. Fiona who plays Lucy is the older sister is trying to face her demons of sexual abuse while Kimberly plays Annabelle the younger sister who has resorted to childlike behavior to be in denial of the issue entirely. Stranded is a collaboration of the writer, director Adrian LaTourelle and Kimberly Connelly. They were inspired by the writings and journals of Sylvia Plath and Marilyn Monroe. I applaud anyone who makes an attempt to create something new when obviously fueled by passion, and the Hollywood Fringe Festival is the perfect... full review