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Thumb Wars

comedy · boring boys productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 17, 2015
This play has a great message behind it and a lot of heart. Analyzing and criticizing the way we communicate via technology, especially with those we care about, is important to make sure that we don't fall into these same rhythms. The play is short and the pace is quick. Props to the actors for knowing this script so well and being on top of each other and props to the director/writer for the strong choices. An easy addition into any fringe schedule in-between shows. ... full review
DANNY GENDRON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
Thumb wars is a witty play featuring 4 oblivious milennials who tragically misread a series of text messages. We the audience get to see the messages displayed on a projection screen and get to hear both sides of conversation. It's a clever conceit and very well executed. Do your best to check this one out while it's still up!... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 08, 2014
A clever play about modern dating, and the difficulties that can arise in communication in an age of smart phones and texting. A timely comedy, taking advantage of some ripe scenarios for misinterpretation when boy meets girl, girl meets boy, and each attempts to maneuver - by way of texting - the minefield of contemporary dating. Well written. Witty. Great use of a projection screen as backdrop displaying the texting material. The cast was likable, exhibited good energy, and interacted well with one another, but displayed a tendency to rush through their lines, somewhat tempering the comic effect of the material. Perhaps this could be chalked up to opening day jitters. A play worth checking out!... full review
CHARLINE SU certified reviewer June 09, 2014
Fast, fun, and so much to recognize in this play. The explanations of the various 'unwritten rules' for texting a potential partner leave you laughing at yourself as much as at the play. It holds up a mirror to our own behaviors that you can't help but laugh at even as you realize you're actually laughing at yourself. Kudos to the author for pulling that off. I thoroughly enjoyed it and congratulations to the show. ... full review
DANA LEIGH LYMAN certified reviewer June 09, 2014
Clever show and I always appreciate a show that uses a shorter run time well (25 minutes). The writing is quick and relevant and seriously funny. The topics are definitely some we've all talked about in this new age of text-getting to know you dating. The actors tended to rush through their lines at times and sometimes it felt more like a line through than an actual show, but the content was fun and kept you interested. Sometimes I couldn't see the text conversation being projected from where I was sitting and since the characters don't always speak the texts I didn't always know what they were talking about or get the jokes. But really great writing and hope to see more from them.... full review
LEE TURNBULL certified reviewer June 11, 2014
Thumb wars is a piece that, although not relatable to my generation was a great insight into how 'kids' communicate and date each other nowadays. It's a reality, and this play shows very accurately exactly how the younger generation communicate. Although the play is a comedy, I got a feeling that the scenario that takes place within the piece is exactly what goes down after first dates. A complete miscommunication over what a text 'means' and complete over thinking of texts! "what does (...) mean compared to (..)?" I loved the use of the screen and the back and forth dialogue between the four characters. Also the last speech by the guy, who finally realises that the whole texting thing is stupid and gets misconstrued and how he just wishe... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON cinesnatch.blogspot.com certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Clocking in at 25 minutes, Thumb Wars is a brief, pointed critique on human connection in the iPhone age. The play laments the loss of personal, meaningful communication at a time when brevity is valued over clarity. Keith and Monica, under the guidance of their respective best friends, text each other the day after their first date, and the miscommunications and posturing that follow nearly ruin their shot at an honest relationship. The theme of the piece has become a familiar one as of late, and though the premise is strong, the show struggles to find something fresh to say... Please read the rest of the review at <a href="http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/2014/06/fringe-round-up-things-being-what-they.html">Cinesnatch</a... full review
DAVID HARPER certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Really fun show. A comedic look at how texting can muddle communication, and how easily we can be misunderstood. Lots of laughs in this show, and we laugh because we can relate! The split conversations where we're hearing both (conflicting) sides of the stories are a riot. Go see it!... full review
DAMIEN LUVARA certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Finally someone is saying what isn't being said...out loud...because we are all too busy texting. This show is a brilliant look at dating in the modern age. The writing is very clever and well thought out. The actors completely commit to the script and the direction brought it all home. A well worked show which explores themes we can all relate to. Fast paced and entertaining! Highly recommend. ... full review
CINDY CARLUCCI certified reviewer June 15, 2014
tagged as: Best ever!
This story is to true about life these days!! It had a great ending and the story was funny and oh so true. I loved the ending when he calls and says can we talk.. He was a true night in shining armor! I hope monica does not loss faith in man kind and gives him a second chance.... full review

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