Urban Theatre Movement Presents: Urban Unrest

urban theatre movement · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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JESSIE ROBERTSON certified reviewer June 11, 2017
Overall this show is very thought provoking touching several social subject matters that are relevant to today. They weave these stories together without pushing their own views upon the audience. the directing is great especially with the way she chose to transition to each one-act. I enjoyed the show very much. ... full review
BO POWELL certified reviewer June 19, 2017
This was a great piece of theatre. The varying styles make for a diverse and interesting evening of entertainment. This is the kind of theatre that matters, this is the kind of art we should all strive for as fringers. Theatre is a medium for education and entertainment and I believe UTM is quite adept at that. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2017
The show is very strong. All four pieces are compelling and unique. UTM has never been the type of company to do fluff or shy away from important topics. However, they manage to tackle dark issues with the humor and charm that consistently leaves the audience wanting more. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
Fabulous!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2017
tagged as: Provacative · powerhouse · Raw · dynamic
Urban Unrest is a powerhouse. I had the pleasure of seeing it last night and I was floored. Encapsulating urban modern magic in a night of but wrenching provocative one acts. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 18, 2017
My sister and I really enjoyed the show; the talented individuals who worked hard to put it together did a magnificent job at capturing and maintaining the audience's attention throughout the entire show. Not only was the show entertaining and humorous, but it was also educational touching on the issues of racism/ racial profiling, portraying the traumatization of domestic violence, and depicting the life of a drug (methamphetamine) addict. Alex Alpharaoh's poetry tied everything exceptionally well! AWESOME JOB and keep up the good work UTM! :) ... full review
PAULA DEMING certified reviewer June 19, 2017
So far this is my favorite show at Fringe this year. It is an incredibly well put together evening of Theatre that's going to challenge you and make you think. It is engaging from beginning to end. This is a seriously talented ensemble of actors. Go see this. Really--put it on your schedule now.... full review
GABRIELA ORTEGA certified reviewer June 23, 2017
tagged as: powerful · funny
ELECTRIC. RAW. CHALLENGING. ENTERTAINING. Overall, everything a night in the theatre should be. With powerful and unhinged performances and meaty scripts, UTM's "Urban Unrest" is the kind of show worth going to the fringe festival because it raises the bar and exceeds the audience's exception. One of my top of Fringe this year.... full review
TIWANA FLOYD certified reviewer June 22, 2017
Magnificent! Feels like an Off Broadway play. Urban Unrest is a triple threat home run. The Writing, Directing and Acting knocks these real life stories out of the park. A small cast and not one weak link amongst them, equally solid and powerful Each one act, there were four, left me wanting to see more. The one-acts were intelligently paced, with each storyline heightened until the final piece "Replica" crescendoed into an explosion of dark content, high stakes, and shocking realism. If this show gets an extension, I'll see it again and bring friends. As a matter of fact, I'm a new fan and will look for more from this company.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 26, 2017
I felt really uncomfortable to see the female underage actress give the character for the next scene 2 bags of heroin. Also as a parent, I would be upset and livid if my daughter was part of a production where another female is giving an audibly graphic and visible blow job to a guy on stage. There were other parts in the show that I felt were unncessarily misogynistic and it took away from the appeal of the show for me. I liked the production value UTM brought to the stage and the flow between each act was seamless. The actors were amazing and brought a true commitment to their characters. The second story Oscuridad, was my favorite, the female actress that played the mom was the best!... full review