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Down In Front

comedy · independent · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States

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June 22, 2013 certified reviewer

My overall impression

DOWN IN FRONT is a hilarious tour de force showcasing the neurotically tinged relationship of a couple (déjà vu?) who non-communicate as two ships passing in the night, however at top decibels. Daniel Dorr as the hyperkinetic suspicious and not a little paranoid protagonist never stops moving nor talking. Badgering his girlfriend (charmingly and deflectively played by Julie Bersani) to tell him why she does not want to go to Chicago with him to meet his parents, he gives a virtuoso Angst-riddled performance that would do Woody Allen proud. All this drama of the 65-minute play takes place in a imaginary theater, which adds to the anxiety of Dorr’s character because of various noises and more patrons make. Superbly written by Steve Waverly, the play reminds of the wit and sarcasm of the famous play “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Raza. Imaginatively directed by Gabriel Griego who keeps the play moving at top speed. A feast for the eyes and ears.

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