Ligature Marks

comedy · gideon productions · Ages 15+ · United States

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ERIC KOCHMER certified reviewer June 18, 2014
Ligature Marks by Mac Rogers is a brilliant marriage of strong, intense, specific acting, simple but precise directing and fast, insightful, witty writing. The quirkiness of the story is reminiscent of Woody Allen meeting Sam Shepard. On the strength of the substance of the material and the execution by all involved, this is another great show to see here in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.... full review
BRENT SIMON certified reviewer June 10, 2014
An engaging, superbly acted and darkly humorous look at poor decisions, online gaming and the gravitational pull of bad relationships.... full review
JAMES ROBINSON certified reviewer June 10, 2014
LIGATURE MARKS is like a perfect little string quartet, polished and unique and unforgettable. These characters stick with you long after the show ends, and the the structure is rock-solid, & modern without artifice. I have rarely seen two actors more perfectly matched in their ability to create vivid characters without breaking a sweat. Don't overlook this show in it's slightly out-of-the-way venue (a wonderfully snug & comfortable Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre). Have patience with the first act, this is a play that builds and builds in its ability to put its hands around your neck.... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS certified reviewer June 17, 2014
GO SEE THIS SHOW. Holy crap, it was awesome. Sizzling dialogue, spot-on acting and a brilliantly-executed story that tickles your morbid curiosity as you watch this co-dependent train-wreck of a relationship unfold. Do not miss this play.... full review
JAMES MCCRORY certified reviewer June 17, 2014
Rebecca and Mac were simply astounding...their ability to draw an audience in with the dialogue they either memorized, or simply was them "in the part," was phenomenal. The subject was perhaps a bit uncomfortable, if one does not want to see someone who is over the top submissive, but the end of the play ***spoiler alert*** pretty much dispels that. The "Inception"-like plot is pretty neatly done also...and has a really good lesson learned takeaway, I feel. For as much speaking as there is, I was happy to be able to understand clearly what they were saying...granted, a basic want, but after seeing 2 other Fringe plays earlier in the day that weren't up-to-snuff insofar as enunciation went, it was really appreciated. Th... full review
ERIN MOORE certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Ligature Marks was probably one of the best kept secrets of the Fringe. I am so glad I was able to catch their final performance. Great script combined with two powerful actors, such a treat! It's a shame they had such a limited run!... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Ligature Marks is a story about our inability to escape our own worst habits – how we often intentionally choose the villains in our lives. Loser Terry is just released from prison after serving a sentence for stealing money in order to escape a destructive relationship with his ex, the pathologically overbearing Jill. It might be surprising, then, to learn that he spends his first night of freedom trapped, back in Jill’s apartment, sleeping on her couch. However, the play posits that this is not surprising, that the only real surprise would have been if Terry or Jill had changed in the two years he had been gone.... Please read the rest of the review at <a href=" full review