lightning rod theater · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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PAMELA ROYLANCE certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Author Tony Foster blends intrigue, imagination, originality, creativity, humor and the human experience into a unique story that will leave you awed, heart-warmed, delighted and wanting more. It's a moving hour of entertainment and enjoyment. Remaining shows: Sunday, June 12, 2016 2:30 PM Sunday, June 19, 2016 3:00 PM Friday, June 24, 2016 7:30 PM Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:00 PM... full review
MICHAELA MYERS certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Craftsman ultimately is very entertaining, with well-timed comedy and affective, truthful moments. However, what really makes this show a must-see is Amir Levi. He is one of the most engaging, exciting actors you'll ever see on stage in Los Angeles. He shines every moment he's on stage with his natural charm and ease, strong presence, and bold choices. He surprises you and steals your heart. This is a wonderful production, worth to see for the play itself and the talented cast, but a must-see because of Amir Levi! ... full review
NICK BRAGG certified reviewer June 27, 2016
Craftsman was a beautifully orchestrated dramedy with as much heart as it had belly laughs. It was very well acted, and wonderfully directed. It was very intricately put together, and even though many things could've been done lazily or without care, this performance went above and beyond to breathe life into every moment of the show. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2016
tagged as: smart · clever · poignant · funny
I would highly recommend the show.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2016
I would highly recommend the show.... full review
JACQUELINE LEVI certified reviewer June 08, 2016
It is a good show, I would continue working to develop it further. I see it is a work in progress that is worth keeping... full review
MARK WATERSON certified reviewer June 13, 2016
I would recommend this play! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2016
Craftsman takes two concurrent time lines and presents them on stage in a fresh and creative way. Although the characters learn their lessons in too short of a time to really demonstrate any believable character growth, the performances kept me engaged from start to finish. The staging and direction of the show were key in helping to clarify certain moments in the writing that didn't necessarily make logical sense to me. However, the playwright does a great job of weaving commentary on certain subject matters, such as gay marriage, into the play in a subtle way that less skilled writers would hit you over the head with. There are also several great moments of comedy that break up the intensity surrounding the main conflict of the play.... full review
SCOTT VANDRICK certified reviewer June 13, 2016
tagged as: gay · gay play · ghost story · ghosts · time travel
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. ... full review
JANE CLARK certified reviewer June 13, 2016
This was an engaging show, well balanced between laugh out loud humor and the poignancy of a messy life. Strong acting gave us a really nice pacing to the story, the Fringe need for minimal sets and props didn't at all take away from the interaction. If you are trying to decide between the many Fringe plays, I'd put this one at the top of your list.... full review