Land of the Ice Bears

ensemble theatre · say yes! collective · Ages 14+ · world premiere · United States of America

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MARISA PERSSON certified reviewer June 20, 2015
The character dynamic in this show is riveting from beginning to end. Although the characters are brother and sister: their drunken, emotional, brooding plight becomes sexy at moments, confusing and uncomfortable. It portrays the reality of any close relationship in the most intimate and realistic way possible. There are blurred lines in relationships as well as in the meaning of life and death. Electrifying.... full review
CRAIG STONER certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Disclaimer...Due to President Obama's presence in LA, our estimated travel time from Topanga to Hollywood was way off (2 hours?! Ridiculous). Even though we were 15-20 minutes late, we were graciously, and hopefully discretely, ushered in regardless. No matter, even lacking the story introduction and development I was immediately drawn in. The intimacy of the small room made for effective staging, an almost uncomfortable proximity to the actors, as if I was eavesdropping on a private conversation between the two characters. That, and the minimal use of props drew the attention exactly where it needed to be - upon the actors. The characters of Mason (Royce Johnson) and Madeline (Shashona Brooks) were captivating, their fluid c... full review