A Vegas Kind of Love

ensemble theatre · hard look productions · United States of America

world premiere
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June 24, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

The dialog revealed characters, average to dangerous but all desperate, with colorful and surprising self awareness. The actors were all first rate. The direction was flawless. The lighting was excellent as well. This his to have been one of the most surprisingly fresh takes on the night crawling denizens on the margins of glitz and glamor, in the land of perpetual turns of cards and illusions of flash and sorrow. There were perhaps echoes and influences of Tracy Letts and Quentin Tarantino, but this was original writing of the first order. Bravo to everyone involved.

The setting, in a performance space of a Hollywood bar, was actually perfect. Somehow the bar was part of the set. If the set had been built at a major stage, it should have echoed the bar where it was in fact performed.

What I didn't like

The only improvement would be to re-mount this show again somewhere soon. It’s a play with characters and performances that are at once entertaining, poignant, and funny.

My overall impression

A Story of Love and madness, told by the characters narrations, which morph into the action of the story, and then back into their own subjective narrations.

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