Sentences

comedy · rat box · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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Review by MEHRDAD MODJTAHEDI

June 03, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

This type of show is exactly why I go to Hollywood Fringe. It’s put together on a shoestring budget. Written, directed, and acted by hungry, young artists. You are literally watching the future of theater in front of you, before they become corrupted or mainstream. I didn’t just watch a show, I participated in the future of acting, directing, and playwriting. I can’t explain it. But, it felt like I was spectating something very special. Something that may never happen the exact same way again.

What I didn't like

I wish I knew more about the show’s plot, before watching it. But, the people who put it together told me that it was their first time at Hollywood Fringe. So, they weren’t very experienced at marketing their play. While, this may hurt their chances at procuring a large audience, it didn’t bother me much in the end. But, it’s something that they need to work on. I just hope that enough positive word of mouth spreads around about this show. So, that they can get the audience that they deserve.

My overall impression

When the play, “Sentences” first began, I wasn’t sure what to make of it. But, it ramps up quickly to a piercing climax, and ends so flawlessly that I was floored. Like all good theater, I wanted it to last longer. But, I quickly realized that the ending was so painfully perfect, that it needed to end exactly as it did, when it did. Hours later, I am still thinking about what I saw.

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