Stand Down the March

ensemble theatre · naomi brodkin & matt pacult · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 02, 2018
A well-done production of a still-developing play that does not hesitate to ask tough questions within the framework of an entertaining story.... full review
DAVID GORDON certified reviewer June 02, 2018
A well-written, well-directed, and marvelously performed thought provoking evening of theatre. The play is really enjoyable, and the story arc is crafted to allow the audience to easily follow each character's journey. Kudos to the cast and production staff for a wonderful show.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 04, 2018
A well done play on an interesting and thought-provoking subject. The dialogue was well written, funny, and made the actors believable as college students. The play skillfully tackled the topic of Nazi supporters and asked meaningful questions about what it means to be an activist, especially as a young 20 something. Overall, the play held my interest the entire time and left me with something to think about.... full review
ALEX KIRSCHENBAUM certified reviewer June 09, 2018
Though the subject matter can feel a bit intimidating as fodder for a night out, don't be fooled: playwright Naomi Brodkin's "Stand Down The March" is a slyly effective drama. "March" tackles the impact of a very serious subject -- an accredited professor who also happens to be a Holocaust denier -- through the lens of the college student who combats his influence on campus with the support and love of her eccentric and intriguing pals. The play's biggest strength is the way it stitches together the story of these evolving and deepening friendships concordantly with the intriguingly nuanced portrait of the disturbed (and disturbing) professor figure.... full review
ALON DINA uncertified reviewer June 10, 2018
Well done show with great writing that gives a lot to think about. The characters are dynamic and it gives us a chance to suspend disbelief. Although the show has a very emotional subject, there is a good balance of humor through the character's relationships.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2018
Excellent cast & thoughtful, thought-provoking experience. I'm already making plans to see this play again! ... full review
DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer June 11, 2018
tagged as: intense · thought provoking
An intense, thought provoking play about what happens when a student finds out a tenured play is a holocaust denier. An insightful look at how people use causes to define themselves, and the difficult choices they have to make when shining a light on the darkest parts of humanity may just draw more attention to it. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2018
tagged as: great script · must-see · superb · Engaging
Outstanding play! A smart piece - beautifully written and brought to life on the stage. Thought-provoking without losing levity The cast was spot on and the characters they played were multi-faceted and engaging. This nuanced script from Naomi Brodkin explored important questions and engaged the audience in grappling with current concepts of truth and morality. ... full review
DERRICK DYMALSKI uncertified reviewer June 15, 2018
I think that this play is going to be amazing! An interesting topic that has you going back and forth on what side you root for. Great concept, great story, I just sometimes got bored in individual scenes. I am no professional, but I think that after some polish this piece will shine like a star... full review
RYAN LUEVANO uncertified reviewer June 17, 2018
Stand Down the March is an inspiring piece of theatre that dares to tackle serious subject matter while delivering a thoroughly gratifying evening of theatre. After speaking with the writer briefly after the show she mentioned the possibility of adapting this story as a screenplay, a medium for which this piece will definitely flourish given the kind of focused character-driven story telling it already possesses. ... full review