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Reclaimed Freedom: Fact or Fiction

ensemble theatre · 321 on fire! performing artist collective · Ages 17+ · includes nudity · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by CARTER JAMES

June 13, 2016 certified reviewer

What I liked

The cast was directed awesomely and the aura of the show glowed magnificently. Every single actor stayed true to his or her role and gave 110%. The show had decent timing and no scene dragged too long. It takes a bold performer in every way to perform a show that requires nudity and all the actors who got nude or semi-nude performed with courage and integrity.

What I didn't like

As an experienced actor myself, the mental errors from the actors were palpable during the scene to scene transitions. Being the opening night of the show, it is not uncommon to make a few mental errors the first time around. There were a few times when some of the actors didn’t seem “into it”, and wanted to get the scene “over with”, rather than serve the scene fully. Once again, maybe it was just the “opening night nerves”.

My overall impression

This is a show with EXTRAORDINARY potential. A show with a very vulnerable and powerful message. A very bold statement to say the least. I feel that the best is still to come from the cast and crew of this show and it certainly is a show for those who enjoy seeing convention challenged. As the actors grow in wisdom and stature, so will the show itself.

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