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ensemble theatre · aquariustown · Ages 13+ · world premiere · 1hr · United States of America

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Review by SHANARA SANDERS

July 26, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Luis REALLY had a great mix of visceral anger, anguish and neurotic sinister mental gymnastics in his performance. I wanted to punch him and pray for him at the same time. I appreciated the diversity in casting as well as the diversity in characters and subplots. Every character certainly held their own.

What I didn't like

This is perhaps more of a reference but I prefer a different ending, one that felt more realistic.

My overall impression

In the context of an all too familiar classroom gun hostage scenario, we are thrust into a jarring reality check of what it’s like being a teen in urban America. Though you may initially root for the obvious protagonist(s), the deeper reflection is do you demonize or humanize the “apparent antagonist”?

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