Friends Like These

theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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COLLEEN ODONNELL certified reviewer June 07, 2014
Friends Like These was such a compelling, interesting timely story. The actors did a great job conveying ANGST, Passion, fear, love, pain, and frustration. The music in between scenes really helped to set the scenes. BRAVO! ... full review
SUSAN SASSI certified reviewer June 07, 2014
A very moving and intense piece. I highly recommend you put this on your list to see. There is a lot of touch subject matter to sit through, but it is something we need to see and think about. ... full review
MIKE BERGER certified reviewer June 07, 2014
This is truly an incredible show. A story that needs to be told, especially now. The difficult subject matter is presented in a masterful way by both the writer and it's fantastic cast. Get your tickets now, this is sure to sell out!... full review
ANNE MARIE SHARMA certified reviewer June 07, 2014
A poignant and timely reminder about bullying...I know I was not the only one in tears by the end. Kudos to the cast and crew ~ amazing job! I highly recommend it. I will be back...... full review
ROGER K. WEISS certified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: fun fast-moving
A fast-paced, engaging production that captures the emotional rollercoaster of emotions faced by teens in a funny and inventive way, to tell a well-crafted story about a very timely topic. The characters are engaging and well performed. Scene changes were made quickly with some great music choices to keep the show's energy strong. I had a great time. ... full review
JUNKO SUZUKI certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Great show - will not let you take your eyes off of the actors for a second. Actors are so very attractive and passionate. Highly recommended show!... full review
BRANDIE JUNE certified reviewer June 07, 2014
tagged as: social issues · Bullying · high school · LARP
It was great to see a play that dealt with social issues (high school bullying), but also could add elements of humor. Plus, the soundtrack rocked.... full review
CHARLENE WASILCZYK certified reviewer June 07, 2014
Wonderful show featuring a good cast and a timeless storyline the audience can relate well to. Scott Sharma is impressive in his portrayal of teen angst. Really enjoyed this performance! ... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 07, 2014
This piece is so timely it almost hurts to watch. The young actors are truly convincing and as a spectator you are caught up in their emotional journey. Kudos to Theatre Unleashed, Gregory Crafts and his team for being brave and truthful. ... full review
LESLIE FLANAGAN certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Poignant and provocative play by Gregory Crafts. I first saw Friends Like These in December of 2013 at CSUF and was amazed how he was able to catch teenage angst so well. It was the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting and the day before, there had been a high school shooting in Colorado. Fast forward to June 7, 2014 with all the latest news about high school and the UCSB and Seattle Pacific college shootings and stabbings; this play couldn't be more relevant. I recommend seeing Friends Like These to everyone, especially to parents and their teenagers to open up a dialogue about the hot button topic of bullying or being different. I think just about every teenager has been picked on for one reason or another and adults need to be awa... full review