Sunshine by William Mastrosimone

ensemble theatre · the gangbusters theatre company · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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ELLEN DUBIN certified reviewer June 12, 2015
This show was amazing from start to finish. The cast was compelling and the production was first rate. I loved how the director not only found the poignant moments but also found humor in the scenes. Lots of wonderful levels in this well produced and directed production. Mary Kelsey, Donnie Smith and Adam Garst are all riveting performers that kept me on the edge of my seat. Run and see this production, you won't be disappointed. ... full review
MEAGAN DAINE certified reviewer June 13, 2015
Great show! Outstanding performances and direction, colorful characters, memorable writing -- I'd even go see it again!... full review
TRENT HOPKINS uncertified reviewer June 13, 2015
Mary Kelsey shines... full review
ELISA DYANN uncertified reviewer June 14, 2015
Great show! A terrific production and wonderful performances!... full review
SHELLY HOCK certified reviewer June 14, 2015
i LOVED this production! the acting was incredible, not amateurish. although it was only an hour, it took you on a roller coaster of emotions. it may have depicted the "seamier" side of life, but the feelings and emotions we all experience are depicted. sunshine, the lead role, was charismatic, brash and endearing. nelson, her foil, was well portrayed,acted and relatable. it was all there: funny, sad, scary ............... full review
CELESTE ANLAUF certified reviewer June 15, 2015
Gangbusters Theatre Company's production of Sunshine by William Mastrosimone, directed by Corry Cummins was outstanding. Skillfully directed and beautifully acted, this talented group of actors found the heart and soul of the story. A real treat.... full review
MARYLIN WINKLE uncertified reviewer June 19, 2015
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 ... full review
ASHLEIGH FATA uncertified reviewer June 20, 2015
I know that something is worth seeing if I'm still thinking about it after the performance. Days after seeing "Sunshine," I'm still thinking about the play. More than just a study in relationships, I think "Sunshine" works as a studied look into different types of masculinity. How Sunshine relates to the men she lives with or meets reveals a more complex and complicated picture than I think we're used to seeing discussed. Great direction, great performances from all the actors really draw out these issues and make "Sunshine" a play that will stick with you long after the lights go out. ... full review
BARBIE INSUA certified reviewer June 22, 2015
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SHARON YABLON certified reviewer June 25, 2015
I loved the small production of this play. It was so beautifully intimate and performed. It's a sweet and sometimes dark story, which was a nice combination. And Corryn Cummins' direction was spot on; she really illuminated the characters' struggles and emotions in such a lovely way.... full review