Thirteen's Spring

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

family friendly world premiere
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MARCIE MAXFIELD certified reviewer June 05, 2016
tagged as: flawless
Great Theatre... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 04, 2016
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MEGGAN TAYLOR certified reviewer June 05, 2016
This show is brilliant. It left you wanting more. And you could completely relate to all of the characters. The performances were just perfectly wonderful. Everyone should see this!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2016
Definitely don't want to miss this one! Nora King's performance is the heartbeat of this powerful portrait of a young girl on the verge of womanhood whose life is about to change in the most profound way. ... full review
LITTLE CANDLE PRODUCTIONS certified reviewer June 05, 2016
tagged as: movement · mesmerizing · GO!
GO!... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 06, 2016
tagged as: poignant · Beautiful · powerful · funny · sad · family · movement
A beautiful, poignant and powerful show that accomplishes the show's mission: to connect you to the real, human stories interrupted by tragedy. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 06, 2016
tagged as: Haunting · moving · relevant · powerful
The subject matter of this show is not isolated to the time period in which it takes place. There are so many across the globe that are subjected to circumstances beyond their control that disrupt what would be happy lives. This show and all the performances in it help to cultivate empathy for those who desire normal lives. This show is the most powerful piece of theatre in the Fringe festival. ... full review
LEXI LEE uncertified reviewer June 07, 2016
Thirteen's Spring gracefully avoids many of the pitfalls that an Anne Frank story can stumble into thanks to an extremely talented cast and crew who create a beautiful window into the world that Anne left behind. Anne Frank has become such a cultural figure that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that she was still a young woman in a rapidly, dangerously changing world. Thankfully this production does not allow that to happen. By focusing on and carefully developing the landscape of Anne's inner life as a preteen, The Moving Art Collective simultaneously avoids the melancholy that too often drags down an Anne Frank's Diary production and builds a vibrant and engaging personal world that supports the coming of age narrative of the poetic... full review
KAT MICHELS certified reviewer June 10, 2016
This play captures the last innocent days of Anne Frank before she and her family go into hiding. These days encompass her 13th birthday, including a birthday present of her iconic diary, and a young love. The production opens with an intriguing movement piece. Anne is playing ping-pong by herself, but there is no ball, she pantomimes the whole thing. Actress Nora King, executes this with such intensity of focus, on an almost completely dark stage, that I at first thought she was already in hiding trying to entertain herself. However, when her friend Hello (pronounced Hay-low), played by Joseph Tanner Paul, interrupts her it becomes clear that she is still a carefree young girl. Yet the eerie foreshadowing of what will inevitably come linger... 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