ensemble theatre · william tolan lawrence · Ages 17+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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STACY STEARNS certified reviewer June 03, 2018
Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying! Writer/director William Tolan Lawrence's Converted: the Exorcism of Matthew Hall is a stark, hilarious, and unapologetic take on Conversion Therapy that dramatizes a moment when religion, homophobia, and unchecked capitalism collide with the will of a fully actualized gay youth who refuses to drink the kool-aid of the Self-Righteous! Lawrence's direction is spare and stylized, taking advantage of a talented cast of performers capable of navigating delightfully surprising shifts in style and performance genre. The audience toggles between hysteria and revelation, and by the time we hit the finish line (thank you for having a tight show- 38 minutes!) we have received holy lessons that we cannot... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 08, 2018
Well written and excellent cast! Worth it to see Matt Kelly who is a stand out in the cast. Funny and at the same time thought provoking. I would say definitely GO!... full review
RYAN LISMAN certified reviewer June 11, 2018
There is definitely some interesting elements in play with Converted. The topic is very relevant and important. I personally would have liked to have seen those topics being treated with more weight, but the comedic route that the play took is still a valid option to mock the absurdity of the gay conversion camps. There are some great performances here, and I think it's worth seeing. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2018
tagged as: smart · creative · fun
The show was really impactful!! The message is loud and proud, and will stick with you. I belive it is a MUST see at the Fringe especially for members of the LGBTQI community. ... full review
CHERYL FRANK certified reviewer June 13, 2018
This is one of my favorite shows at the Fringe this year. Don't miss it!!!!! ... full review
JORDAN ADELMAN certified reviewer June 13, 2018
tagged as: funny · clever · gay · relevant
Clever, witty, cheeky, relevant, important, really freaking gay, and generally just excellent. ... full review
RUTH FOWLER certified reviewer June 13, 2018
tagged as: gay · lgbt · LGBTQIA · comedy · drama
Sometimes you just need a big ole splash of gay to make your day, and this play was it. Just 45 minutes long, it was well acted and very funny. I really enjoyed it and had a great time. I really hope it reaches a wider (straighter) audience as I think more LGBTQIA perspectives are sorely needed in fringe!... full review
ROB ANGELL certified reviewer June 15, 2018
You. Must. See. This. Show. Bitterly funny, gut-punchingly tragic, it's everything you want in theater.... full review
BONNIE SLUDIKOFF certified reviewer June 19, 2018
The topic of this show is incredibly important and under-discussed- I love the idea of this show. I really like the device used to switch between fantasy and reality, but the whole production seemed to be geared toward sketch-like comedy... that's great- and it was laugh-out-loud funny at times, but then the show would suddenly be in an unearned deep moment... the whole thing sort of felt like having a conversation with a friend who hadn't dealt with their feelings on a topic- they're laughing, but you're crying- no one is on the same page. I'd love to see this show commit more to the dramatic and real aspect, but for now I don't think the show knows what it is.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 25, 2018
It was dramatic and amazing!... full review