AMMO

ensemble theatre · fierce backbone · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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Review by DAVID VALDEZ

June 08, 2014 certified reviewer

My overall impression

My first Hollywood Fringe show of the summer and I chose a winner. I entered the Lounge theater fully prepared to be apprehended by a play that took on the issue of guns, or more specifically access to guns. What was great about the production was that the play presented four isolated narratives that look at multiple access points of gun theory, per se. The cast was strong in each scene, and some of the actors double parts and play each role with freshness as they bring their different roles to life. There are a lot of questions about guns that are asked, and in a casual way it does not answer those questions directly. Instead, AMMO provides a room for dialogue. My favorite scene was the final one – it caught me by surprise in that it didn’t succumb to cliches about people and guns. The final scene was a dark comedy that placed us in a suspenseful weave of monologues from an incredibly powerful actor. The price of admission is worth this performance and this scene alone.

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