Do Not Disturb

ensemble theatre · theatre of note · Ages 14+ · United States

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SANDI HEMMERLEIN certified reviewer June 15, 2014
This is the second time I've seen Theatre of Note's production of "Rise," the first having been at a pre-Fringe performance starring Jenny Flack in the role of Elizabeth. I'm glad I came back to see it again with Chantelle Albers as Elizabeth, because a simple casting change transforms the play into a very different (though equally as good) show, illuminating the strength of Josh Fardon's writing. It's an intriguing - and confusing! - story that warrants repeated views. Despite some of the more serious topics that are addressed, it can be very funny, and is in good hands with two facile actors that handle the comedic moments well. "Rise" asks more questions than it answers (characteristic of Fardon's work), and although Theatre of Note prese... full review
LETIA CLOUSTON certified reviewer June 16, 2014
"Rise" was a truly fantastic show. Troy Blendsell and Chantelle Albers were fiery, engaging, and entertaining. These characters are difficult to pull off--in the wrong hands they could be annoying or off-putting. But these actors made them truthful and real. I would definitely recommend seeing this show.... full review
KAT MULDOON certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Joshua Fardon is certainly a unique and talented voice. The three quick plays I saw were like weird, intelligent short stories. I was completely captivated the whole time. Very well- directed and an enjoyable ride--certainly worth 40 minutes of your time!... full review
BRYAN BELLOMO certified reviewer June 17, 2014
Thoroughly enjoyed myself then had a wonderful debate about it following. Strong performances from both actors in a smartly-penned script. A great ride and worth checking out!... full review
TARA PRICE certified reviewer June 20, 2014
Rise is a captivating piece of work. From the moment it starts you know it's going to be a roller coaster ride with many twists and turns. Joshua Fardon's writing never disappoints and this was no exception being a story that leaves the audience talking about it long after the curtain falls. His ability to create such beautifully flawed, vulnerable characters teetering on the edge of sanity is spellbinding. Bravo to actors Troy Blendell and Chantelle Albers for the intensity of their performances and ability to bring the loneliness of their characters to life, and to director Kevin Hoffer for his subtle yet poignant direction. ... full review
NANCY DOBBS OWEN certified reviewer June 22, 2014
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Great writing, direction and actors. Thoroughly enjoyed it.... full review
JOHN KALLARAKKAL certified reviewer June 22, 2014
Unbelievably gripping!! Not your typical story, so if you are looking for something simplictic this is NOT for you. I wish I came with a friend so I could discuss the complexities of this performance. This is a must see for anyone who is tired of the "hum drum" story. You will walk out with something to think about. If you want all the answers, if you want a nice ending, then DON'T see this show. (FYI I'm not someone who likes things that are weird for the sake of being weird. That is just as bad for me as the writing in an 80's sitcom.) As for the rest of us that want more, need more, always looking for something to challenge us, then go see this show!! Finally, great writing and superb acting in the same show!!!... full review