ensemble theatre · crooked heart theater · Ages 18+ · United States

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 21, 2013
I was given the pen at the center of this play in a gift bag at an awards event, and I thought I was the only person who thought they seemed ridiculous... glad I wasn't alone! great play, very funny!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2013
Smart, funny and engaging production which sheds light on one event from four different perspectives. Well done!... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 10, 2013
This was an enjoyable production. Now, I'm a firm believer in "show, don't tell," and this script is four individuals recalling the same series of events from their own perspectives (all "tell", no "show"), so this wasn't quite my type of show. That being said, the performances were good, the individual character arcs were interesting (if a bit one-dimensional) and the script had humor and charm. So check it out! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2013
I wasn't sure what to expect from a play about a pen, but this show was great! The four female characters were well thought out and developed. They each had individual arcs that really connected with me. I think my favorite character is Roxanne, I really connected with her story. That was the thing, I didn't expect to find an emotional connection in a 50 minute comedy, but it was there. The first half of the show is rather intensive, but the second half just flies by and you're laughing all the way. I really can't recommend this show enough! Plus my husband really enjoyed it, so it's not just for the ladies.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2013
Wow. All I can say is... wow! I laughed to much today!! Loved this, loving the whole "fringe" thing. Honestly, as a new yorker, I had heard that Hollywood wasn't on par...and I can tell you- that's not true! Very much looking forward to the rest of June :) ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2013
This play was a lot of fun and really is worth checking out. The content and format are refreshing and enjoyable. At its roots, it's a short play about the ironic, momentary connection found through four women participating in a ridiculous focus group on feminine pens. Slim, pink, girly pens designed for women who apparently can't bear the weight of writing with a medium pointed black BIC. The playwright Alyson Mead and director Danielle Ozymandias do an excellent job of expanding a very simple concept into a larger conversation about what feminism is, and how it relates to all different types of women. While all the actors are fairly strong Maikiko James and Tiffany Royale tend to shine a little brighter with their characters. ... full review
C GREACEN certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Ditto to all of the positive reviews. The writing, directing and performing were practically flawless. I hope for future collaborations between Ms. Mead and Ms. Ozymandias. Interesting tension created by the characters breaking - yet not breaking - the 4th wall. Ms. James maintained a visual focus somewhere above the audience that I found distracting, but overall her self-deprecating character was charming. Pacing was impressive, strong character development and each character was unique, believable and, yes I'll say it, "lovable." Great ensemble work, lots of laughs, excellent perspective on the "roles" of women today. What's not to love?... full review
BETH KOPLEY certified reviewer June 16, 2013
"The Other F Word" is a heartfelt comedic journey through the process of being in a focus group...or becoming a feminist...or just living as a woman in a world that makes everything into a product. Fast and funny, the play entertains and elucidates, with a great cast.... full review
LILY MERCER certified reviewer June 19, 2013
This was an excellent example of "a good story, well told." As the four actors speak from their respective places on stage, it is the expert writing and engaging charcters that kept this piece moving, and by the end you are totally invested in each storyline. ... full review
TARA DONOVAN certified reviewer June 19, 2013
It's refreshing to see an play that fits in the "Arty" and "Feminist" categories NOT alienate the audience. I am firm believer that to make change in the world, humor and accessibility are the best ways to make your point. 'The Other F Word' really allows the concept of women as equals to shine without bashing it in to our skulls. This feminist piece is very man friendly. And to win the war of equality, we need the other side to join ours. Alyson Mead truly writes to both sexes. Because what's the point if who's minds we are trying to change won't listen? Danielle Ozymandias's direction takes this "sit in a chair and recount" piece to a lively witty banter between the women. You feel as if you are chatting with girlfriends over co... full review