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Saint Mel

ensemble theatre · divergent at the rose · Ages 15+ · United States of America

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JOHN TAYLOR certified reviewer June 28, 2015
An excellent cast, with amazing energy, led this show to be very entertaining and enjoyable. A small amount of knowledge of pop culture and Hollywood gossip is required to fully grasp the story, but the cast and script paint a great picture throughout. Bravo!... full review
AMANDA BLEICH certified reviewer June 23, 2015
tagged as: celebrity · ferret · hollywood · tabloid
Really enjoyed this off the wall take on celebrity, and what the public thinks that they know. The pages of our favorite supermarket tabloids tell us one thing, but what exists behind closed doors is a very different reality. The cast was highly entertaining. The play was authentic, real and just honest. We, as humans, are all capable of great acts of courage, but often our apparent failures are what mark us. And, there was a ferret - well, a stuffed toy one. (Illegal in CA). See this show!... full review
KAT PRIMEAU June 24, 2015
Despite solid performances from the ensemble, I struggled to understand the world of the story and go along for the frenetic, at times violent ride. Having more personal knowledge of Mel Gibson likely would have helped to hook me in to this antiheroes journey.... full review
JESSICA KAYE certified reviewer June 26, 2015
This play was superbly acted and full of laughs from unexpected situations and dialogue. It was completely delightful.... full review
STEPHANIE BURDEN certified reviewer June 28, 2015
I loved this show! I loved the concept, the characters, the ferret!!- it's an awesome roller coaster and so much fun. Such a great, strong, fabulous cast- all likable, flawed and whack-a-doos. Jennifer Mendenhall's Jodie was one of the cookiest creations I've seen and boy is it awesome. Lola Kelly's Leila was so compelling and I thought it was fascinating seeing her story unfold- Dustin Loomis is just hilarious with a lady scream that I'm still laughing about along with some brilliant physical comedy moments- and Christopher Lane's movie star Mel was an absolute joy to watch fumble through the crazy mess that he is. LOVED IT!!!!... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS June 30, 2015
What a bizarre and unexpected story! I never thought I'd see a show that could make a character like Mel Gibson sympathetic, but Saint Mel did exactly that. Christopher Lane's turn as the titular Saint Mel was 100% spot-on and brilliant. Bravo. ... full review

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