Thirteen's Spring

the moving art collective · Ages 10+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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KATI SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 19, 2016
Make sure this show is at the top of your list. It's a beautiful interpretation of a heartbreaking story we all know well, old through delicately choreographed movement.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2016
Thirteen's Spring isn't a show you forget about. Its days later and I catch myself recalling text I remember, thinking about the massive scale of language there is in the physical along with poetic aspects of the show. From the first few moments, Thirteen's Spring introduces itself with sophistication and specificity and before we know it, at the end, we find for such a familiar hero around the world. There is still more story to tell. That is why it is a must see. The acting is beautiful and specific, while the story is orchestrated with a powerful simplicity. ... full review
ANGELA KEEFE certified reviewer June 20, 2016
An absolute MUST SEE this year at Fringe. In terms of writing quality, performance craft, and overall polish, I have no doubt "Thirteen's Spring" ranks at the top for this year's festival offerings. This story is artfully constructed and beautifully executed by four gorgeous MAC members. As an audience we felt it all: the clunky exuberance of youth, the elation of first love, and the heartbreak when it's suddenly, irrationally ripped away by a country turning against its own people. The audience was riveted from start to finish. It's just a shame there wasn't a second act. **New actors and/or predominantly film actors interested in the stylistic differences between screen and stage acting should definitely check this out. This piece is... full review
ANDIE LOVINS certified reviewer June 25, 2016
Lovely and touching, Thirteen's Spring encapsulated the devastation of realizing that one cannot stay young and free forever, and in Anne Frank's case, give up her childhood. The acting by Nora King and Joseph Tanner Paul left me craving more of their warm partnership and impressed with their portraits of two young people discovering love and loss. The element of movement artistry was effective yet subtle, soft and at times erratic, representative of Anne's internal struggle as well as her feelings towards the world and Hello. Beautifully constructed and performed. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer July 01, 2016
Really well done. The minimalist staging suited the story and everything came together well. Acting, direction, design, writing all top notch. ... full review
NANCY MURPHY certified reviewer July 09, 2016
tagged as: poignant
Very moving strong work here, highly recommend it!... full review
RYAN LUEVANO certified reviewer June 12, 2016
In this year’s over 300 Hollywood Fringe theater works, you’ll find that most of them are comedies, upbeat musicals, edgy or experimental works. The Moving Art Collective brings us something different and poignant, the world premiere of Thirteen’s Spring, a historical drama about Anne Frank. At this point many are already thinking, “Not another Anne Frank story”; however, this is not the Anne Frank story that is often told. CLICK 'Original Article' FOR FULL REVIEW ON TIN PAN L.A.... full review