Turn The Beat Around!

comedy · small american · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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JULIA GABOR certified reviewer June 14, 2015
tagged as: #HFF · #ttba · #lathr
Fun and easy to watch! Quick witted writing with an intelligent sense of humor, characters that I cared about all in 45 minutes and in five mini - plays. The stories strewn together by one commonality-- the drums. And don't forget to clap for the cute drummer in between- he killed it! Congrats Mr. Rudnick! ... full review
MARQUEL SKINNER certified reviewer June 15, 2015
tagged as: drums · funny · two person show
Great show! So entertaining. The two actors, and drummer are fantastic. If you want a laugh check this show out its lots of fun!... full review
ANDREW HEFFERNAN certified reviewer June 16, 2015
Beautifully acted, exceptionally well-written, totally engaging show. Rudnick's five ten minute shorts span the spectrum from comic to surreal to surprisingly touching and back again. I was particularly taken with the first scene, in which two percussionists bitch and flirt during their frontman's endless guitar solo, and the second, in which a washed-up college professor tries to convince a slackerish student to enroll in his passion project of a class (called, hilariously, "Drums as Cautionary Tale"). But all five scenes are gems, and together make for a very satisfying and completely engaging evening (or noon, or night, as the case goes at the fringe). Kudos to all three performers, including the expert drummer whose entre-act solos tie t... full review
LANE ALLISON certified reviewer June 17, 2015
tagged as: drums · short plays · A Real Treat
I went into the theater, took in the stage, only occupied by a lone drum set, and my interest was immediately peaked. Then the Writer/Director, Eric Rudnick made a very concise curtain speech, explaining that this was 5 short plays w/a drum set in common & to please enjoy... Which I DID!! The two actors who played all the parts in each of the pieces, were a delight! Michael McColl was fantastic, giving rich flavor to every character. Brighid Fleming is a whirlwind of talent, lighting up the stage from every cell in her body, creating varied and complex layered characters that hold their own, a force to be reckoned with! In between scene changes the audience is left in the hands of a very capable and amazing drummer, Micheal Weissman, who if ... full review
ELIN HAMPTON certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Really fun and inventive. Eric Rudnick's writing is fresh and entertaining. Both actors were terrific. I totally enjoyed all forty-five minutes.... full review
MICHAEL X FERRARO certified reviewer June 29, 2015
"Turn The Beat Around" entertained both a 12-year old theater-going skeptic and his 40something stepfather. Two very solid performers trading taut, smart dialogue over the course of five different, drum-centric bits. Plus, FREE TREATS!... full review