The Study

mb stage productions, llc · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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Review by anonymous

June 16, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

Overall, the concept was pretty clever. The independent story lines matched with the overall arch of the play. It was a little campy which I like in a horror thriller. I love the creativity of the horror and creepiness. I’m not a fan of squirmy, guts, blood etc but the production value was great.

What I didn't like

There has to be an insane amount of permutations for the outcome of the show. That being said, when actors are given the ability to improv dialogue I wish they would stay within their means. Sometimes they would throw impromptu lines in and the rhythm of the dialogue would be thrown off. This did not affect the overall pace of the show.

I would have liked to have a more in depth explanation of how the tweets influence the outcome. Additionally, I didn’t have one of the special programs that influences results. But I would have liked to have known about it and its importance.

There was a guy who was a part of the production that wasn’t in the cast. His presence was always known which pulled me out of the scenes sometimes.

My overall impression

If I’m correct, the show is based off the video game UNTIL DAWN. Knowing that, the platform and setup of the show is a pretty cool homage. Especially since the characters play into very specific archetypes. It’s a very MB styled show where they cleverly recycle their actors, characters, and references. V tasteful. If you aren’t familiar with their work, you won’t be missing out on any inside jokes. Still a fun, creepy, audience-voting show. Would recommend.

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