Treason

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

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Review by MIKE REYES

June 25, 2019 mike-check.com original article

What I liked

The entire cast should be praised for their acting efforts, very rarely is such chemistry present between a group of four actors together, if you had told me they have been working onstage together for years, I would have believed you.

Overall this is an extremely sharp, skillful written dark comedy, that exposes a genuine and severe rising issue in today’s culture. An intimate and really thoughtful and well-executed production from top to bottom. There is so much potential here that I can easily see this story turned into a full production or feature film.

What I didn't like

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My overall impression

Set on a small, unassuming ranch in Nevada, Treason is an intensely provocative, one hour drama that takes a look into the growing threat of a radical nationalist viewpoint more commonly known as sovereign-citizenship, a form of extreme domestic terrorism that is on the rise today primarily in response to today’s current geopolitical climate.

This entire play is primarily centered around one family The Wilsons.
Grant Wilson(Dave Crossland) the patriarch and self-appointed military dictator of The Republic of Kaliipoly a bogus nation which was founded entirely by himself, and which whom he believes he and his family claim citizenship and sole allegiance to. When he feels his land and liberty are compromised by his friendly, but firm neighbor Raymond(Ra Hanna) his overzealous son Kyle(Colby Rummell) who have bought in entirely to his vitriol and dangerous propaganda decides to take actions too far.

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