Angels and Whiskey

ensemble theatre · dusty bums productions · Ages 16+ · New Zealand

world premiere
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MIKE RAEL certified reviewer June 07, 2014
I liked the acting of the Devil far more than the actual play. There was no particular plot. It was difficult for me to understand the central ideas of this play. I disliked the sexual terms used a number of times, though the audience seemed to appreciate them. I did not like the direct slurs against Ayn Rand, with no reasons given for saying that she was "crazy."I appreciated that the author, Joshua, gave me a free ticket.... full review
JAMES ROBINSON certified reviewer June 08, 2014
Joshua Thomas makes for polite, intriguing, insecure & sympathetic Satan, in a portrayal that is totally original. He has a great presence on-stage. And the writing gave me a lot to think about, mirroring aspects of the off-kilter world we all live in. I'd like to read this play, there is a lot to chew on. ... full review
MICHAEL BROWN certified reviewer June 26, 2014
Recommended. Funny as well as thoughtful. Very well done, for the most part. Started a bit slow for me, but both leads held up their own by the end. ... full review
JODY ASTROM certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Just saw Angels and Whiskey last night. Can't stop talking about it. What a play! Hilarious and so well written. The acting was superb. A must see. Jody Carlson... full review
DANIEL JOHNSON certified reviewer June 21, 2014
John finds himself trapped in a heaven of his own creation. For him, the afterlife is a bar in which he gets the same drink, “not another drink, not a second drink, the same drink.” He’s quickly joined by Lucifer (Louie) who is trapped in a “heaven” of his own, and while Louie has a better understanding of the history and rules of the afterlife, he’s just as lost as John. The play develops into an interesting rumination on the implications of perfection – familiarity breeds contempt, even when it’s exactly what you wanted.... Please read the rest of the review at <a href="">Cinesnatch</a>... full review
STEVE BARNES certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Honestly one of the most enjoyable plays that I have seen in years. Tremendous writing and acting. I highly recommend seeing this show. ... full review
NANCY FRIEDMAN certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Didn't know what to expect for a one hour show and I've to say I was blown away! Superbly written and acted by all...Joshua Thomas is a genius!... full review
SUSAN SUTTON certified reviewer June 21, 2014
Absolutely brilliant. Joshua is a great writer AND a great actor. You have to see this play. ... full review
CLAIRE NEWMAN certified reviewer June 21, 2014
tagged as: funny · witty · entertaining · well acted
Went with a large group and everyone loved it! Witty and intelligent writing, combined with excellent performances from the small cast. This highly entertaining show was both thought-provoking *and* devilishly funny. The theater was also great, with nice waiting areas, restrooms and refreshments, and air conditioning. ... full review
JAN W certified reviewer June 22, 2014
"Angels & Whiskey" proved that the leading man could well have Hollywood saying "Hugh who???". A very engaging performance and storyline.... full review