Secure Storage

ensemble theatre · dharma bum productions · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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Review by anonymous

June 05, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

I enjoyed watching the power dynamic shifting constantly between the brother and sister in crisis—blood is thicker than water, and it’s way messier too. Allison Blaize plays the co-lead with deftness, moving from snarling defiance to jittery desperation often in the same moment. Manny Rodriguez’s confident performance as the drug dealer friend also provided much needed comic relief as foil to the sibling dysfunction. Tasked with playing a secondary role of color that could easily slide into caricature, Rodriguez shines by grounding the character with a lived-in realism and impeccable comedic timing.

What I didn't like

I personally was expecting the storage props to play a more important role since it took up so much of the stage. But understandably the story was between the characters.

My overall impression

You’ll laugh to keep from crying in this blistering tale of a pair of siblings’ struggles with addiction, failure and each other.

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