Death By PowerPoint

comedy · zappictures · Ages 14+ · United States

world premiere
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MASHA ASHE uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
"Death by PowerPoint" is such an amazing play! It is a witty, bold, artistic and deep account of the human experience. Very good acting and insightful ideas that kept me completely immersed in the moment! Do not miss this truly unique theatrical contemplation, it will make you ponder on your existence in terms you've never thought of before:) So refreshing!... full review
MAURICE HEALD certified reviewer June 09, 2014
“Death by PowerPoint” delivers remarkably good theater. The new comedy fully crafted by James Robinson establishes a premise, engages the audience with entertaining notions, then through unexpected twists, challenges conventional thinking and forces a reset of the mind. In what we come to believe are highly practiced speeches offered competitively at a presenters conference, four winsome characters offer life lessons gleaned either from their own experience or from 20 minutes with Wikipedia. Ah, but there are actually six players in the room: the four actors, the audience they are addressing, and their collective PowerPoint presentations projected on a massive screen that backdrops two-thirds of the stage. The latter might be thought of... full review
KATHERINE DIAZ certified reviewer June 27, 2014
What a delightful way to spend an evening. Mr. Robinson's writing is witty and refreshing. Each member of the cast excels in engaging the audience, no matter how zany their assigned subject matter; I found myself hanging on every word. Laughter and inevitable self-reflection were both flawlessly evoked throughout the wonderfully charming spectacle. Congratulations on an absolutely fantastic production. As it is double cast, I will most certainly catch another performance to watch the other actors, who will undoubtedly deliver equally intriguing interpretations. Thank you to the exceptional cast and crew ~ I truly enjoyed your show. ... full review
ESTHER MIRA certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Death By PowerPoint is fantastic! Brilliantly written with extremely talented actors and great direction, it's a fast-paced, in your face (in a good way!) production. Set up as a competition between four finalists, I never knew quite what to expect next, but I enjoyed every minute of it. There are some really funny parts, but it's actually overall a very thought-provoking piece. You have three chances left to see this clever show, don't miss out! ... full review
JAMES WEATHERWAX uncertified reviewer June 21, 2014
I had heard that this was a very funny play, and it certainly was. But what I wasn't prepared for was how thought-provoking it was. I'm still thinking about it far after the play ended. I can't recommend this production highly enough. Nearly perfect. ... full review
STEPHEN MASON certified reviewer June 22, 2014
Death by PowerPoint was just tremendous. The writing, the acting and, yes, the PowerPoint slides, were all superb. The four narratives raise issues of first importance with which any thinking person must, on some level, struggle from day to day. That this is accomplished with humor makes the whole thing all that more enjoyable an experience. And, oh, by the way, it's so nice to see the enormity of Stalin's crimes of communism put into perspective in such a venue. Bravo! I want to see it again. Stephen Mason... full review
KEVIN MILLER certified reviewer June 22, 2014
Don't miss this show! Funny, thought-provoking, and written with wit and heart, DEATH BY POWERPOINT is a professionally-crafted gem loaded with entertainment. If you're of fan of shows like THE NEWSROOM or BOSTON LEGAL, you'll enjoy the tight, clever writing with a strong point-of-view. And, just like Sorkin and Kelley, this writer isn't content to just play with words. He also plays with real emotion and universal issues. The cast is wonderful and the ending will leave you breathless. Go see DEATH BY POWERPOINT.... full review
SUSAN SASSI uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
This show is really funny and clever! The play takes place at a PowerPoint presentation competition. The presentations are clever and entertaining. A fun hour not to miss. ... full review
MEGAN TATTERSALL uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this play. Insightful, clever. An incredibly well written play with first rate acting. Congratulations to all involved!... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Intelligent and funny! An inside look at a competition between four hard-driving, ambitious, manipulative, cynical, motivational thinkers, vying to win a head-to-head contest against one another. They must convince the audience - and the unseen judges who score the individual efforts - that theirs is the most compelling and "inspirational" presentation. The cast is terrific! Well written and insightful. Highly recommend!... full review