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

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Review by anonymous

June 18, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

The story was extremely well written and casted. Allison Blaize who played Lauren Cherry the sister was absolutely amazing. She captured the true emotions of a spiralling addict who’s thoughts and words tend to go several directions at once. From anger and crying to the unfocused thinking of an addict. Liston Spence who played Thomas Cherry the brother was equally amazing. Who’s love for his sister was obvious yet frustrating. And yet at times made him feel very angry. Plus having to deal with her drug dealer made things more difficult for him.
The whole cast did an amazing job.

What I didn't like

This was a fantastic play and there is no need for any improvement. The only thing I would like to see is for it to have been longer. I think this story has a great base for becoming a motion picture. Because these struggles are real. It would be a great promoter for addiction awareness.

My overall impression

One of the best written and casted plays I have ever seen. A humorous yet heart felt story of a brother and a sister. The sister struggling with addiction that has sent her world into a shattering tale spin of homelessness and the lost of her children all because of addiction. A brother who at some point in his life has overcome his demons of addiction. Yet lets you know those demons are always there and not too far away. Trying endlessly to help his sister get clean all while having to deal with her drug dealer at the same time. The struggle was very real. The emotions were so heart felt that it would have you crying and at times laughing and sometimes at the same time.

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