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Anna, In the Darkness

solo performance · american studio theater · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States of America

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ERNEST KEARNEY thetvolution.com certified reviewer June 06, 2015
Now I liked “The Halfwits Last Hurray”, and “The Poe Show” was certainly good for some highbrow\lowbrow snickers, but congrats to director Amanda Weier and especially Rebecca Lincoln for serving me up my first jaw dropper of this Fringe Fest (I’m confident there’ll be many more) A strange, disturbing, and excellently mounted tale of a woman’s descent into madness. Lincoln does a superb job Mark Wilson deserves praise for for his beautifully woven sound web. ... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 07, 2015
tagged as: thriller · Horror
Eerie and sinister. Recommended. Read the full review by Marc Wheeler at Gia On The Move (official press) http://giaonthemove.com/2015/06/07/gia-hff15-reviews-anna-in-the-darkness/... full review
ANDREW AMANI certified reviewer June 15, 2015
In the wake of the teen-age pool party incident in Texas, nothing could be more relevant than Anna, In The Darkness. Rebecca Lincoln’s stellar performance helped lend an emphatic, up close and personal ear into the mind of a tortured soul. On one side, it’s absolutely heinous to see how such awful acts of humanity are so blindly justified by misplaced ideals of status quo or distorted religious convictions. On the other side, it was a pure delight to see, feel and taste the torment through the mind of someone who is losing theirs through the constant barrage of haunting threats by the people in her community. Or could it be just voices in her head? You’ll have to come see the show and make up your mind. The small intimate, exposed b... full review
AARON SOLOMON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
Very compelling one-woman show performed wonderfully by Rebecca Lincoln. Smart directing and sound design helped maintain the pacing and kept the audience's attention.... full review
ALTAF SHAIKH certified reviewer June 08, 2015
The show was absolutely terrifying in a magical way. The acting and sound design was stunning. ... full review
RICHARD GRAVES certified reviewer June 15, 2015
Rebecca Lincoln is great as a tormented soul in this one-woman, psychological thriller. The audience doesn't see the horrifying people who are bent on destroying her, or entirely understand the reasons for their malice and hatred, but we certainly hear them - or at least what she THINKS she hears. Is her paranoia justified? You'll decide. The set, lighting, and especially the threatening voices and sound effects permeating the entire performance, are all effectively chilling. Atmospheric, moody, spooky, and disturbing - but in an entertainingly creepy way! If this sounds like your thing, check out this show! You won't be disappointed!... full review
LISA LABELLA certified reviewer June 21, 2015
To me, this show was well made. I loved Rebecca Lincoln's performance, I believed every word. The sound and the lighting added to the heartbreaking realness of injustice, and how dark humans can be, especially if they believe they have righteousness on their side. Go see it. ... full review
JEN KENYON certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: compelling · dark · spooky · sad · strong performance
Wow. Such a darkly compelling performance by Rebecca Lincoln in this stark, spooky piece. The titular Anna, a sad and haunted woman, is played to perfection by Ms. Lincoln. Her performance is well paired with the absolutely stunning sound design by Mark McClain Wilson. In fact, the soundscape is so dense and responsive, it's arguably the other "character" in this solo show. A tightly crafted production, directed by the skilled Amanda Weier. Well done.... full review
FRANCISCO BRACHO certified reviewer June 27, 2015
tagged as: edge of your seat
I walked in to a background of voices. The audience chimed in to create the soundscape. No fool I, I spotted Anna in the darkness cowering. What follows is a genius story, the rise of madness in a woman only surpassed by the madness of the pious. Great on all fronts. ... full review
JEFF LAUB certified reviewer June 28, 2015
A haunting story driven by a chillingly effective performance from Rebecca Lincoln. ... full review
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