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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 anonymous

June 15, 2016

What I liked

I enjoyed the flash-back aspect of the show, the dream sequence in particular, him confronting each member of his troop; interesting way of showing how people cope with their inner demons. The nudity was a strong choice. The commitment of the actors made it seam that they were very comfortable in their skin. Being able to shed that level of self-consciousness is definitely commendable. I enjoyed the aspect of breaking the fourth wall, as well as the interacting with the narrator.

What I didn't like

The opening was a bit slow at 1st and I was lost as to what was going on. A nitpick really is the scene where the shots are being tossed out of his glass; I would of just liked there to be the sound of the liquid hitting the floor, it just took me out for that moment is all.

My overall impression

Coming into this piece, I had no idea what to expect, nor did I know it was the 1st showing. I was taking off guard by the nudity but it did not bother me any. The characters were clear in their purpose, each having a role to play in telling this story of addiction and how each was affected by it and how each dealt with it. Overall, I enjoyed the play.

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