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The Study

mb stage productions, llc · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 09, 2018 original article

What I liked

I was really excited to see how they would do this. How would the “fight or flight” work exactly? Would the audience turn against one another? Would we be scared and run away? Would we get angry and fight? My questions were answered and the way this show happens is an interesting way to do it. I applaud anyone involved in making this because everything can change in an instant.

What I didn't like

The cast of characters were horror stereotypes. The jock, the promiscuous female, the level headed one, etc. and almost all of them went into overdrive instantly to make you not really like them all that much. So when it came time for some killin’, you had no emotional investment in them and were glad when they died because that meant you didn’t have to hear them fight with the rest of the cast any longer.

You have to wonder how/why these people are even friends. Why are they all going camping together? If you hate others that much, then why bother?

My overall impression

Fringe is about experimentation. This show took a “choose your own adventure” tone and you could alter the course of the show. It’s refreshing to see something new like this.

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