Amanda The Barbarian

ensemble theatre franger brothers · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by DANIEL FAIGIN

June 18, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

It was an interesting attempt; not quite sure where it was going. Full writeup at https://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=14422

What I didn't like

My reception of the show wasn’t helped by some environmental factors, such as it being too cold in the theatre, or the fact that the scene changes took forever (and thus we were drowsing out). This play needs some serious tightening, both in execution between the scenes, and in the dialogue within the scenes.

My overall impression

Given this, the play was fascinating to watch because you had no idea where it was going. By the end, I’m not sure where it ended up. Was there character growth? Did I feel more sympathetic for Amanda? Did she change? Or was she just a drunken bitch who just kept using people? Even now, almost 24 hours after the show, I’m still not sure. Full writeup at https://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=14422

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