This staged reading of a two-act play is awkwardly executed.
I went in not realizing that this would be a staged reading - when I went back to their promotional materials, and to the fringe website, I didn't see that anywhere.
The actors perform with scripts in hand, and minimal props and costumes. Despite it being a staged reading, there is some (rather unfocused) blocking involved, including one of the lead actresses having her back directly to the audience at one point.
I only saw Act One, and there's some potential for strong performances to break through, but those are a long way off....
This is one of my favorite plays of all time. I also recommend its companion play "a raisin in the Sun" as the two stories take place in the same house with two different families. This reading was well executed and casted. If you have never seen this play I really recommend going. It will be become your new favorite. ...