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My overall impression
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend both the preview and opening night of Sunshine, and I will be attending this Sunday’s performance as well, drawn in by Mastrosimone’s raw and gritty writing, Cummins’s thoughtful direction, and the artists’ genuinely heart-felt acting.
In a nutshell, “Sunshine” illuminates the realities of several ugly shades of relationship that often evade the stage. This is not a happily-ever-after story, but our playwright and actors have been skillful in resisting the seduction of melodrama; on the contrary, these characters are painfully familiar. Audience members are passengers to Sunshine and Nelson’s road trip to compassion.
Adam Garsts’s “Robby” is brilliantly creepy, Mary Kelsey plays a convincingly quirky “Sunshine,” Donnie Smith’s poignant performance of “Nelson” inspires us all to live and “love better.”