Ain't That America

One More Chance · schularan productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 02, 2018
tagged as: #BestofFringe
This is one of the most poignant, well-written, acted and directed plays I’ve seen in quite sometime. I would see it again without hesitation. Do not miss. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
This is a very powerful political drama reflecting some real issues going on in our world today. Pat wrestles with the life he is living and who is ultimately responsible. He is pulled to the extremist ideas of Red, a Trump loving conservative who sees his world of the white male being pushed aside by all the diversity movements being played out in today's society. The acting and dialogue brings you right in the middle of this complicated relationship. Go see one of the remaining shows! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
This show was so intense, thought provoking, and incredibly well-written. An unflinching look at terrorism masquerading as patriotism. Watching the thoughts and actions of two young men spiral from rebellious to radical is jarring in its believability. The writing and the acting of this play grip you from the beginning and don’t relinquish their hold til the shocking final scene. If you see one play at this festival, make it this one.... full review
SOO CHYUN certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Brilliant script, stage direction, and cast. I haven't been this captivated in two-handler for a very long time. Because the play takes a contrary approach to left-wing issues, the story was unique, surprising and vivid. The intensity of how they addressed this perspective and how it was ingrained into the story made for an extremely profound and immersive experience, especially during the last act. The actors felt grounded and were very talented. At one point, I forgot that I was sitting in a theatre. I had a long day, but there's nothing like seeing a well-made play to end the night. It's like a breath of fresh air. ... full review
RYAN LISMAN certified reviewer June 11, 2018
I really enjoyed Ain't That America, and in addition to being entertaining, it was thought-provoking and poignant. I think it's incredibly important to understand the psychology of perspectives that are different than your own, so being a hardcore progressive liberal, I really appreciated getting to see and better understand the perspective of radical, hate-mongering pockets of the right. The acting is excellent, both actors really commit to their roles, despite all of the consistently heinous stuff that is said. There are tons to be gained from seeing this production, and I highly recommend for anyone reading this to go see it. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 13, 2018
tagged as: relevant
I cannot stop thinking about this show. The interaction between these two performers had a dynamic chemistry, playing cat and mouse perfectly. The script was terrifyingly well written, in turns making me uncomfortable and thoughtful, and the subject matter was relevant to the extreme. This play explores what it means to be complicit and personalizes responsibility for your fellow man. ... full review
ALON DINA certified reviewer June 14, 2018
A really well written, and phenomenally acted show. Both actors are fully committed and watching the lead go through his arc is well worth the short runtime. This is a very important story about the brainwashing of half of our country.... full review
DAN SUGIMOTO certified reviewer June 16, 2018
At first glance this show prepares you for an easy liberal win at the expense of redneck archetypes well crafted by the writer director team. However it evolves into a much more thorough analysis of why and how right wing extremeists operate. Luckily, the writer is Mississippi based so his dialogue was fresh, inviting, and hauntingly poetic. The audience is pulled into this awkward coming of rage for a white lonely millennial on the brink of ‘giving in’ to the point where the audience starts to sympathize with both characters. This is where the piece as a whole elevates from just clever dialogue. I believe underneath the hate symbols, racism, guns, there is a legitamite movement on the right that isn’t being heard. No, being racist, anti-gay... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 18, 2018
I met actor John Brahan at the Better Lemons panel in which I participated, and he was so enthusiastic about this show, I knew I had to go see it. And even though the idea of anyone that far to the right of the political spectrum is abhorrent to me, the two actors in the play both gave amazing performances which riveted my attention from start to its surprising finish.... full review
JIM VEJVODA certified reviewer June 19, 2018
tagged as: compelling · well acted · topical · political
A gripping, all too timely, and well-acted drama!... full review