ensemble theatre · the rough riders theater · Ages 18+ · United States of America

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WESLEY NEHER certified reviewer June 09, 2015
PLAY WAS GANGSTA poor dudes were trippin in an apartment actin shady and living desperate lives and all.(GANGSTA) But then this dude showed up that was totally trippin and the dudes were like o snap. Except instead of talking one dude was barking like a dog. A gangsta dog. Socioeconomic and religious stuff. Pretty weird. Fringe. GANGSTA 10/10... full review
ZELDA WILLSON uncertified reviewer July 12, 2024
Adam Rapp's play "Faster" delves into the gritty lives of Skram and Kitchin, two desperate individuals caught in a cycle of poverty and isolation. Set against the backdrop of a sweltering summer, the play unfolds in an abandoned safe house where the characters, along with Skram's mentally handicapped brother Stargyl, await a dubious payday after kidnapping a young girl. Rapp masterfully crafts a narrative that is both raw and unnerving, painting a stark picture of characters driven to extreme measures by their circumstances. Skram and Kitchin's palpable desperation is mirrored in their surroundings, evoking a sense of hopelessness and decay that permeates every scene. The intensity of their situation is heightened by the oppressive heat, ... full review
PHOEBE KUHLMAN certified reviewer June 10, 2015
FASTER is a thought-provoking play that pulls you out of reality and into a world you're thrillingly eager to explore. Stand out cast and excellent direction... full review
JESSIE BIAS certified reviewer June 10, 2015
'Faster' was awesome! Truth be told it was a little confusing and slow at first but once it picked up, I was on the edge of my seat. The actors did a fantastic job of portraying their characters and taking on the world of the play. It's creepy and disturbing but very interesting. I would definitely recommend seeing this little play. It's worth it.... full review
RICHARD ROTH uncertified reviewer June 16, 2015
Faster is a fine play. The juxtaposition of good, evil, theology and religion through gansta language made for an interesting and thoughtful play. The characters while hard to understand at first came to life, perhaps I got better at Gansta, Kitchen became understandable and moving despite his burning of the church. Skram was hateful. The acting so good I hated him. The dog man pathetic and hurt by life. I truly felt for him. The Man was both funny and entertaining yet chilling and scary. He was like Chaplin with parts of the Exorcist coming through. A wonderful performance. Again, enjoyed him yet was afraid of him. Would not want him over for dinner. Well acted and directed. While the sound could be improved and the blinding center st... full review
DYLAN PERUTI uncertified reviewer June 20, 2015
FASTER, is a play about 2 thugs living during the apocalypse and is a story about good versus evil. I was blown away at how much story fit coherently within a less than 60 minute time span. The set design was positively terrifying, the sound design disturbing, and the acting was emotionally thrilling. Three cheers to all involved in this production.... full review
TJ OBRIEN uncertified reviewer June 22, 2015
tagged as: excellent
EXCELLENT. Fully realized characters, world, and production as a whole; stellar work from the actors, the director, and the set designer. Somewhat reminiscent of Sam Shepard--in a good way without being too derivative. The best thing I've seen at the Fringe this year to date!... full review
ALON DINA certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Really powerful and thought provoking show... full review
STACIE ONEIL certified reviewer June 07, 2015
Faster... What a show and what a cast!!! Stargo will break your heart. The rest of the characters will fill you with emotion and keep you enthralled in their stories until the shocking end of the play. Don't miss this show during the 2015 Fringe Festival. It's worth the trip. ... full review