The Importance of Being Oscar

fearless imp entertainment · Ages 14+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 05, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

A fan of June’s wit and the downplayed ebb and flow to Martin’s ability to handle actors and subtext really shine here. Cyanne is well paced and her choices prove that tedious work was put into shaping each moment. June is an obvious fan of Wilde’s work and I appreciated her smooth witty lines and how it genuinely felt like Wilde would say and act this way, nice.

What I didn't like

Read overall. It should be noted I saw a preview.

My overall impression

Brandie June has considerable talent as a writer and with solid directing this piece satisfies in the ways it wants/needs to. That being said it’s vignette like approach leaves little to the full development of a narrative worthy of Oscar Wilde, with two acts and more focus on the fascinating love triangle presented with the last two scenes, this piece could reach higher levels of the historic fantasy genre so desperately in need of another ‘Genuis writer meets character’ plot line. June is obviously a step ahead of most writers and investing in fleshing this out is a safe bet for the production team. I liked it and am ready to love it.

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