Getting to Know You

ensemble theatre · a lesser studio · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ELIZABETH STEELE certified reviewer June 10, 2015
tagged as: quick · fun · smart · mystery · emotional · interactive
"Getting to Know You" was made for the Fringe. Its intimate setting- the house caps at eight audience members per show- and circular seating cultivate the feeling of community that the Fringe is all about. As an audience member, you have minute long conversations with each of the different characters, all of who come in emotionally charged, and watch different stories unfold, all at different times. Annie Lesser presents these mysteries and encourages audience members to talk amongst themselves after the show to put together all of the characters story lines. It's fun, it's short, it's about getting to know strangers. Go, it's worth it. Brigid Marshall describes the rehearsal process as well as the skills required to be involved ... full review
MADELINE ROSENSTEIN certified reviewer June 18, 2015
The following is an excerpt from See It or Skip It LA, for the full written review and podcast reflection; please go to or click on the link below that states "original article." This show is definitely an experience and it plays nicely with concepts of relationships and communication; and who one is/could be at any moment within various relationships. As the characters rotated around, I interacted with the actors with different intensities and whether you feed into their world or sit back and let them do all the talking, they’re prepared for whatever you throw at them. Annie Lesser (playwright and director) not only created characters, but human beings- and her actors bring them to life.... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 21, 2015
“Getting To Know You” is a World Premiere Hollywood Fringe Festival event that takes you off the beaten path to get up-close and personal with strangers. All it takes is saying yes to an empty white chair. Recommended. Read the full review by Marc Wheeler at Gia On The Move (official press): full review