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My overall impression
This pleasant performance consists of an all-CSUN ensemble, featuring writer/director Shad Willingham, MFA, and a cast and crew of current and former Theatre majors. From Will Mercer’s opening soliloquy regarding coulrophobia (fear of clowns) through Michael Gmur’s chilling portrayal of a germaphobe to the final group therapy scene, this play features sparkling acting and a good pace. Don’t expect extravagant lighting; this is a 50- seat venue, after all. However, the technical aspect is capably handled by Stage Manager Danny Guerrero, and there are some nice sound design elements that add to the play’s enjoyment. The word needs to get around regarding this gem. It is more than worth the price of a ticket, and should be part of your “must-see” list for the Fringe Festival. Cast: Maggie Shakhramanyan, Raquel McPeek, Katherine Ko. Ruth Fox, Michael Gmur, Will Mercer. Venue is Theatre 6470 @ The Complex (across the street from Fringe Central).