The Navigator

ensemble theatre · burning clown productions · United States

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ENCI BOX certified reviewer June 26, 2014
Fantastic! I was at the edge of my seat from the 1st mile. First rate performance by Kelly Anne Burns and Joseph Franchini and great direction by Leslie Kincaid Burby! This show is a must see! ... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 26, 2014
Your GPS tells you how to get where you're going, but what if it could tell you more? Such is the inventive premise of THE NAVIGATOR, enjoying its West Coast premiere during Fringe. Written by Eddie antar and directed by Leslie Kincaid Burby for Burning Clown Productions, this show was nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards and 8 New York Innovative Theatre Awards, all well deserved. Kelly Anne Burns is the stoic, all-knowing Navigator in Dave's (Joseph Franchini) car. With every small robotic head movement, Burns embodies the mechanical all-knowing machine, guiding Dave in all things directional as well as financial and personal. Dave has fallen on hard times. He's out of work, drowning in debt, and his wife is threatening to leave him. ... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 18, 2014
In Eddie Antar’s play The Navigator down-on-his-luck Dave is directionless. He has been out of work for months, his wife is ready to give up on their marriage, and he doesn’t know where his life is going. Fortunately for Dave, his GPS does. After delivering some navigational advice that ends up saving Dave’s life, the GPS begins providing Dave with semi-cryptic life advice. He soon discovers that his omniscient GPS can guide him through a life free of sadness and surprise. The play rides smooth for most of its duration, simultaneously fast, funny, and sensitive. It’s fun to watch Dave’s life improve as he hands over the controls to a machine. Each hesitation he has proves to be in vain, as his GPS repeatedly demonstrates that she kn... full review