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Craftsman

lightning rod theater · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by SCOTT VANDRICK

June 13, 2016 certified reviewer
tagged as: gay · gay play · ghost story · ghosts · time travel

What I liked

Tony Foster’s “Craftsman” transports you to a time-traveling, reality-bending world anchored with heartfelt emotion and resonate hope. Six gifted actors flow effortlessly around the McCadden Theater (thanks to Shaina Rosenthal’s fluid direction) creating a beautiful parallel between time periods with stunning costumes, eerie sound effects and some great laughs. Impressive and haunting.

What I didn't like

McCadden Theater parking in Hollywood’s heart is a challenge. Allow extra time.

My overall impression

Like Foster’s “Asleep on a Bicycle”, this new play takes an important life event like shopping for a house and swirls it into a confection of dimensional longing that crackles and pops with unfulfilled dreams as two people see themselves for the first time through the refraction of another time period. Fascinating.

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