Dramatis Personae

solo performance · vespertine productions · Ages 14+ · United States

one person show
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SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 13, 2014
tagged as: one man show · tour-de-force
Written and directed by Sean Dillon and Curtin Krick, DRAMATIS PERSONAE centers on an actor (Kristopher Lee Bicknell) who shares some wonderful gems that he has unearthed from the dim recesses of theatre history. The concept is looking at plays throughout history and the actors who became known for playing important roles in the shows, so much so that the role and actor have become so closely associated they have rarely (or in some cases, never) been performed by others until now. The show is presented by Vespertine Productions. Of course, the plays presented and actors discussed are all fiction, but that hardly matters given the tour-de-force performance of Kristopher Lee Bicknell as the actor who presents many marvelously drawn out ch... full review
TALEIA GILLIAM certified reviewer June 27, 2014
tagged as: entertainment · clever · organic
Two words. MUST SEE! Tonight is the last night and if you actually want to experience a REAL one man show where an hour feels like minutes and you are amazed at every "person" in the story. Go! Run! Whatever you do -- see it. ... full review
KENYON BROWN uncertified reviewer June 27, 2014
Did not work for two of us. The actor is very talented and works quite hard. The piece, however, was the worst thing we've seen at this Fringe. Many audience members laughed a lot - esp in the beginning (hope they weren't all friends?) But, we kept waiting for something interesting to happen, and it never did. The very end was kind of cool, but NOT worth waiting a very hot, interminable time for. Sorry, don't like writing neg reviews. But, wish we'd been warned.... full review
REBECCA COMTOIS certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Theater is a team effort. Dramatis Personae explores this idea with an attempt at creating a genuine one man show. Cleverly constructed and perfectly executed by Kristopher Lee Bicknell, this show will remind you of all those times you stepped outside of yourself in drama school and thought, "What the hell am I doing?" With three more performances at Theatre Asylum Lab, it's a thoroughly enjoyable deconstructionist romp that you should take the time to check out.... full review
ERIN HOLT certified reviewer June 17, 2014
Hysterical! I had no idea what I was in for but I am so glad I saw this brilliant performance. I'm not going to give away any surprises here so just see this show. You'll be glad you did. ... full review
DEIDRE MOORE uncertified reviewer June 17, 2014
tagged as: smart · funny · Intelligent · brilliant · Great Acting!
This show is GREAT! It's SO smart and funny and the performance is quite an undertaking but it's a knock out of the park. Kudos to Curtis Krick and Sean Dillion on masterfully writing this piece (and directing it). The Commedia dell'arte was my favorite! Go see it!... full review
CINDY LITTLE certified reviewer June 17, 2014
Dramatis Personae is a tour de force for its creator and performer, Kristopher Lee Bicknell! The combination of quirky characters of non-existant origin combined with updated disasters never thought of in "An Actor's Nightmare" make this an hour and five minutes of nonstop creativity, surprises and laugh out loud moments. I would love to see it again just to find the things I missed the first time around.... full review
SHANNON GOLDSBOROUGH uncertified reviewer June 17, 2014
tagged as: SO GOOD
SO GOOD! Kristopher Lee Bicknell delivers an amazing, energetic, ass-kicking performance n a number of roles. Smart and funny - completely riveting from beginning to end. RUN DON'T WALK.... full review
MICHAEL FREDERICK certified reviewer June 17, 2014
An inquisitive audience member asked a friend prior to the shows start the following: "Is it even possible for a one-man show that runs 65 minutes to be entertaining?" What I viewed not only answered that question with a resounding "YES!", but it brought more to the table than just the idea of an enjoyable performance. Dramatis Personae is a show that defies expectations by simultaneously celebrating and lampooning Theatre History in a magical way. Rewinding time back to the Greeks and presenting the audience with a comical presentation that lambastes the art form of the one-man show, Personae deftly presents the genres that have came to pass, along with the hurdles solo performers have to overcome. The shows directors Sean Dillon and Cu... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY http://www.workingauthor.com/ certified reviewer June 24, 2014
“Dramatis Personae” A clever, intelligent, one man show written and directed by Sean Dillon and Curtin Krick that is almost where it should be. And while it is a pity it hasn’t got to where it wants to be, where it’s going is interesting enough to cut it some slack. Check it out.... full review