When Skies Are Gray

immersive theatre · the visceral city project · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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MICHAEL FONTAINE certified reviewer June 14, 2018
There’s always advice to writers of “write what you know”. “When Skies Are Gray” was written by Ashley Steed after her mother’s death. This show is a recount of the days leading up to her mother’s passing and all of the things she had to deal with. You can see the love, admiration, and selflessness that Ashley gives to her mother, even when it seems her mother might not be her usual self.... full review
LAUREN FLANS certified reviewer June 15, 2018
This show fucking wrecked me. Without exaggeration, it's the hardest piece of theatre I've ever seen. I don't usually write Fringe reviews for about twenty different reasons, but I felt like I had to for this one because it was so exceptional. Ashley is incredible and doesn't have a single false moment. The actress playing her mother is unreal. The whole conceit of the show was perfect to me. I'd be wary of seeing it if you've suffered a loss that's still raw or are currently going through one; I cried like a MOTHERFUCKER from about two minutes in til the end, and I don't even fall into one these categories. Loved it. Absolutely devastating. The end.... full review
VICTORIA HOFFMAN certified reviewer June 17, 2018
This is a truly unique, immersive experience. It's everything you want in a Fringe experience.... full review
ALEX WRIGHT certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Absolutely stunning. Ashley has created a profound piece of art, and I felt honored to witness and partake in this journey. Couldn't recommend it more. ... full review
SEVEN G certified reviewer June 24, 2018
tagged as: heartbreaking · poignant · Realistic · poetic
A brilliant show that manages to pull you into your heart center even if you don’t want to go there. I don’t want to give too much away but prepare to experience what dying and losing a parent is really like; and it’s not like in TV. As a therapist who has worked with a lot of grief: this play is cathartic and very important and a rare gem: to have the space to really let ourselves connect with these primal feelings of loss that our society runs away from, denies, hides or drowns in alcohol & drugs. ... full review
DEIRDRE BUTCHKO certified reviewer June 26, 2018
Honest. Raw.... full review