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SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words

ensemble theatre · combined artform · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by BREN COOMBS

June 28, 2015
tagged as: powerful · daring · Beautiful · moving · drama

My overall impression

Powerful, moving, and beautiful! The intensity of the heavy subject matter juxtaposed with the simple staging and minimal production design allows the audience to really engage with the subject matter and let it sink in. The wonderfully nuanced cast and the inclusion of photos of those who died really helps the message reverberate. In the closing speech, the director mentioned hope of the material prompting conversations, which is ultimately what art sets out to do, and the piece definitely has me talking. This is a daring show that I hope reaches many and gets them talking about suicide, a subject matter that often is only discussed by those who commit it, in the notes they leave behind.

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