The Pod

lucid dramatics / spy brunch · Ages 21+ · United States of America

world premiere
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CRISTEN BRINKERHOFF certified reviewer June 07, 2019
Review from Outer space has always been a somewhat difficult concept for me. Even the word itself—space—implies a vast, incomprehensible emptiness. This year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival brings us The Pod, the brainchild of creators Nick Rheinwald-Jones (SpyBrunch) and Katelyn Schiller (Lucid DramaticsLucid Dramatics,) and a euphoric love letter to that unknowable plane. Macora Aerospace and Robotics International has tapped me to be the next candidate for their colonization project to Proxima Centauri B. Proxima is 4.22 lightyears from Earth, though, and Macora’s transport vessel, The Pod, is only equipped to sustain one person for a journey that long. Consequently, I’m being provided with an android companion, Ellie (pl... full review
MATT RITCHEY certified reviewer June 13, 2019
All the awards. Just give it all the awards. And I don't just mean Fringe. Valley Theatre Awards, Tony, Oscar, just give it awards. A room that looks like my apartment legit became outer space, Katelyn Schiller is... literally an otherworldly talent. Nick Rhinewald-Jones has done his best piece so far. I was expecting this, but I was not expecting THIS. And now it's sold out so I can feel all special and haughty and SO I SHALL!! (dons top hat and cane and looks down at you)... full review
RUSSELL EATON certified reviewer June 21, 2019
This short immersive piece has a sci-fi tilt but manages to be one of the most thoughtful, human, thought-provoking pieces around. Well worth attending, completely enjoyable. Strong performances all around.... full review