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Lincoln 2020

ensemble theatre · spacewhale theatre company · Ages 13+ · 90 mins · United States of America

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Review by MATTHEW ROBINSON

June 18, 2019

What I liked

Acting, characters, writing, dialogue, surprises, comedy, directing, TWO very nice and unexpected romantic subplots that gave depth and added humor to the show, it just works!

What I didn't like

I was waiting for a joke about CNN!

My overall impression

Taking a premise that could have been fumbled in the wrong hands and making it into an exceptional and poignant show that will challenge the audience to reconsider the power of political nostalgia and what it truly means to be a good fit for leadership. The show is as funny and clever as it is thoughtful. Just when you think you know where it’s going there is a quick and sharp turn that leads to more delightful insight and comedy.

The cast does a great job I enjoyed all the characters and felt every performance added to the overall show. Holiday Kinard has written an excellent script filled to the brim with humor and wit. Colleen Labella has the difficult task of balancing all of this as the director, and she nails it! Putting it all together with so much clear dedication and vision it feels effortless. Highly recommend seeing this show!

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