Emergency Operation

ensemble theatre · cockeyed optimist productions · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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JAMES FERRERO certified reviewer June 19, 2017
It's not everyday you see a romantic comedy done onstage. Emergency Operation is a loving nod to those classic rom coms you know, but with an added theatrical suspension of disbelief. Utilizing magical realism ala John Cariani's Almost Maine, we see a man undergo a heart procedure following a breakup with his girlfriend. But much like the heart, this is far more complex than it first appears. You can take away the memories and the pain, but the risk of remembering never goes away. Jess Moore and Ben Bergstrom play these two conflicted lovers with conviction and humor. Both characters have their faults, but we can't help but pull for them throughout. They are supported by an outstanding ensemble filled with overbearing parents (Sigute Miller ... full review
TIFFANY CASCIO certified reviewer June 16, 2017
I saw, and loved, the original 10 minute version of this play at PlayGround LA and I have to give Lauren major props for this expansion. I'm a writer so I know that turning a 10 minute piece (that works!) into a 65 minute piece (that still works!) is HARD. This was also a technically challenging piece with set changes throughout but the transitions were smooth and you stay engaged and laughing the whole time. Very fun show! ... full review
MICHAEL FONTAINE my haunt life certified reviewer June 20, 2017
We’ve all been at this point in our lives. We’ve all had our hearts broken by someone. What if there was an operation you could have where all of that pain, anger, hatred, and betrayal could be removed? If only it were that easy. This is the premise of “Emergency Operation”. We meet Adam (played by Ben Bergstrom), whose girlfriend Kelsey (played by Jess Moore), just cheated on him. Adam is so hurt from his heart being broken that he has an emergency operation to fix his heart. After his operation, the memories of what happened are gone and he can start fresh, but can everyone around him do the same? This show takes delicate subject matter and twists it around to make it funny for the most part. Don’t get me wrong, there are definite tr... full review
MAUREEN GORSKI certified reviewer June 08, 2017
tagged as: funny · Enthralling · AMUSING
So entertaining! Loved the humor!... full review
LUCI URSICH certified reviewer June 12, 2017
Well worth the time to come out. You won't be disappointed.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2017
tagged as: AMUSING · dramady · quirky · brilliant · Must See
I loved it from start to finish. Great way to spin a broken heart story into something that we can smile about. Bravo!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2017
I loved the show!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2017
Well done. ... full review
BARRINGTON SMITH-SEETACHITT certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: comedy · romantic comedy · absurd · dramady
Dealt with heartbreak in an entertaining way, weaving grounded, relatable relationship woes with comedy and elements of the absurd. Reminiscent of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (that's a good thing in my book!), but finds its own angle. I really enjoyed and had fun at this show!... full review
BETSY BURNS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: sweet · funny · great actors
It was so nice to see a really sweet play with excellent actors in an intimate setting!... full review