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The Birthing Pit

ensemble theatre · a gothic romance · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by CATHY TOMLIN

June 24, 2017

What I liked

The playwright chose an unusual subject matter, a gothic romance, set at sea, and wrote the hell out of it! And i mean that in the best way possible. The actors were truly committed to the language and mannerism of the time, and i was impressed by their dedication to the piece. The sound and lighting design was excellent. With virtually no set, the sound design captured the sounds of the sea and i really felt like the action was on a ship.

What I didn't like

It was a bit difficult to hear the actors at times. Not sure if that was a function of the space or if the actors just needed to project more.

My overall impression

I was truly intrigued by the quality of the writing. How well the playwright was able to capture in the language, the poetry and rhythm of the time. Bravo!

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