This took me back to my own high school shenanigans, and the crazy stupid things I did at just the wrong times. I could totally relate, even though I didn’t do exactly the same thing—but I still did some pretty stupid things as a teen. I also really liked some of the stage magic Denzil used to make up for lack of cast members in a solo show. I won’t spoil it by giving it away.
What I didn't like
I would’ve liked to have known what happened the next day. Did Denzil blow off the test? Or did he suffer through it and bomb? How was teenage Denzil changed as a result of this experience?
My overall impression
A surreal look into the wandering mind of a teenage boy the night before he has to take the dreaded college SAT. Very deep and dense, do not see this show when you’re tired, as you need to pay attention every step of the way (not that you shouldn’t do that anyway). It’s a take-off on Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, so if you know Beckett’s solo play it helps you understand some of the choices young Denzil makes in UNREEL. Tip: See it with your own crowd. This show sparks good discussion with your friends after you’ve experienced it together.