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New Kid On the Block

comedy · the actors company · Ages 10+ · world premiere · United States of America

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KATHRYN SMITH June 19, 2018
tagged as: homeless · educational
Best time I've spent at a play in a while. In 30 min John managed to educate us about homeless and shine a light on the ridiculousness of our egos. Super creative concept and timely with out obsession with social media.... full review
DAN GOODSELL certified reviewer June 03, 2018
I really enjoyed the show. The show deals with the serious issue of homelessness but comes at it from a comedic direction. So you are not hit over the head with the message but the message is also not diminshed by the comedic approach. The direction is interesting and engaging. Many of the actors play multliple roles who cascade into the scene and allow fresh characters to constantly appear.... full review
tagged as: homelessness · comedy · dramedy
I was immersed into a street sidewalk the moment I found a seat to watch the show which is part of the charm of New Kid On The Block: homeless person roaming around the stage, begging audience for money, a couple sitting on their cell phones ignoring them, pedestrians walking by... By the time the show begins, I felt I was familiar with this story, as an Angeleno who sees this scene almost everywhere and have debated whether or not help a homeless person or simply pretend they’re invisible.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2018
While I respect wanting to shine a light on what a serious problem homelessness is, this show mishandled the message it tried to impart. It wants to be ridiculous fun, it wants to be meaningful, but was ultimately neither.... full review
RANDY COOK certified reviewer June 10, 2018
It's very difficult to be funny about such a serious issue, but this show nails it at every level. This is one of the best scripted shows I've seen in a long time. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2018
tagged as: meaningful · relevant · Sensitive
Thought-provoking.... full review
ANONYMOUS June 20, 2018
A well-intentioned if still developing peek into a unique story.... full review
DAVID MUELLER June 19, 2018
Very well written and acted with a great message. Laughs and tears. Bravo... full review
KATT BALSAN certified reviewer June 18, 2018
Perfect way to address serious issues through comedy! I loved everything about this show. The minute you sit in, you are immersed in the story, you sit on the other side of the street. It's a very smart way to approach today's society with an innocent and naive point of view form this New Kid On The Block! Congratulations to everyone!!!... full review
MADDIE PATRICK certified reviewer June 17, 2018
tagged as: dramedy · ensemble · social media · homelessness · fame
A funny, thought provoking take on social media, the need for fame, and homelessness. So many issues tackled in 30 minutes!... full review

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