Treason

ensemble theatre · bear elegance productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by LUCY GILLESPIE

June 15, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

The script smartly straddled the line between comedy and psychological horror. The strong performances kept it ambiguous until the end as to whether Grant was “just playing”, which gave every laugh line a lingering bitter aftertaste and kept me hooked in. All the actors played their roles to perfection—from Dad’s walking ego to Mom’s willfully ignorant hope, to Teenage daughter’s gritted teeth to Teenage son’s creepy smile, the balance of family tension was perfectly taut. The absurd situation made it all the scarier.

What I didn't like

No idea!

My overall impression

A deeply disturbing show, very well crafted and performed.

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