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Pocket Universe

mariner pictures · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America

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DEBORAH MARLOWE certified reviewer June 06, 2015
tagged as: memory · time · Love · loss · emotional survival
Outstanding!! A thought provoking, engaging piece of theatre that has a Twilight Zone/Groundhog Day type of storyline. The acting is truly top-notch especially with such an intricate and delicate balance of the real and the imagined. Don't miss this one!! Really excellent.... full review
GARY BOOHER certified reviewer June 27, 2015
Excellent! This is the best dramatic play I saw at the Fringe this year and competitive with the best dramatic theater anywhere. From beginning to end I was riveted for an engaging story in a well-written script, with excellent direction and superb acting. Not a neat and tidy story, but thought-provoking long afterwards. Let's see more from this playwright and production team!... full review
MICHAEL WOODSIDE certified reviewer June 10, 2015
'Pocket Universe' is a mysterious and fascinating show. Outside the theatre, we heard the audience talking about how this story related to their own lives. Its definitely the kind of show that keeps you talking afterwards. Its pretty incredible what was accomplished in just an hour. Great performances! Highly recommend!... full review
GREG CASTLE certified reviewer June 11, 2015
POCKET UNIVERSE is a "must see" in this year's Fringe Festival. A beautifully painful love story that had me engaged from the beginning and stayed with me throughout the following week. It is thought provoking without being tiresome, and the dialoge rings true with grounded authenticity. A refreshingly well done piece.... full review
RONALEE ASTRINO certified reviewer June 11, 2015
For this being my first Fringe show I was not disappointed! The story was a really interesting look at a married couple and, not wanting to give anything away, the way they handle grief and loss. But the turns along the way were totally unexpected. It was really interesting! Also, top notch performances from Nan and Rick. I was really feeling for both of their characters at so many different moments. You should totally go see this show!... full review
AILI JAY certified reviewer June 12, 2015
Such a beautiful show that truly captured me. I have seen a few shows thus far at fringe, but this one in particular grabbed me and left me speechless. For those that enjoy heartwarming and heart wrenching pieces that reflect on relationships and life, this is for you! Nan McNamara and Rick Marcus are two extremely talented actors who really gave it their all. I also left the theatre reliving my favorite lines; Thomas Brandon wrote this piece so well from beginning to end. Congratulations on a fantastic show!... full review
LINDSAY SCHNEBLY certified reviewer June 14, 2015
One of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen. Ever. Your actors are so good. Your script is beautifully woven. Cliche as it sounds, I laughed and cried – often just a minute apart. That you can create something so compelling with a few simple props and a running time of under an hour is testament to the writer and director. Seeing it a second time!... full review
TIM HODGIN certified reviewer June 15, 2015
POCKET UNIVERSE is fantastic on all levels. A very thoughtful, well written piece that is heightened by excellent actors that are very well directed. Of the FRINGE shows I have seen so far, this is by far the best. A wonderful hour of theatre that left my wife and I discussing the play all the way home. Highest recommendations from both of us!!... full review
LINDA KERNS certified reviewer June 26, 2015
tagged as: honest · touching · Imaginative.
Really really wonderful! The writing is imaginative and truthful, and a new voice in the theater! The actors are totally present at every moment, every twist and turn of the story. Nan McNamara does astounding work, once again. Rick Marcus is rich and full in his portrayal of a man losing everything. No spoilers here! Lovely direction by Rhonda Kohl.... full review
LISA K. WYATT certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: moving · heartfelt · heartbreaking · Beautiful
Beautifully done. Pocket Universe is a gem of a play and the actors do it justice and then some. Deeply moving and heartfelt.... full review