The Witnessing

the unmarked door · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 15, 2018 original article

What I liked

The tension between the two characters plays out nicely, even if some of the moments may have seemed a bit convenient or forced at the preview. One of the greatest charms of the show is the relationship you see revealed by action and annoyances the two men aim at each other. Their final debate makes some universal points about belief and faith that did stick with me long after the show’s end.

What I didn't like

Somehow, I wish the ending had carried a little more punch. It was creepy, but the tension had been building so I was hoping for a bit clearer a resolution. With such a strong build-up, I do wish the ending had included a more specific outcome, a bigger bang of some kind… but that is a minor criticism.

My overall impression

Nicely creepy and moody! Using a lecture as a framing device, the fun comes from realizing that this show really just wants to tell you a good ghost story. You get creepiness, humor, ghosts, mystery and more. The only thing missing from this show is a campfire and s’mores!

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