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Under the Table and Dreaming

ensemble theatre · no dead lesbians · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 29, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Adolfo Lambert was endearing and tender as Andy, and Cameron Ley gave a heartfelt and layered performance as Sid. Sarai Jimenez as Andy’s precocious little sister was positively charming. The real standout, though, was Dan Shaked as Andy’s college friend and business partner. Shaked brought much needed levity to the play and frankly surprised everyone in the audience with his two role turn.

What I didn't like

Overall the play itself still needs some work. It tries admirably to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. It didn’t feel long, just a little overstuffed. I would have loved it as a full two act play, or a slimmer one act without so many diversions.

My overall impression

I’m sorry I saw the last performance of this surprisingly wonderful play last night. It was a surprise because one rarely gets to see a work so genuinely moving, funny and sweet in the theater much less at a Fringe festival where the emphasis is usually on experimentation.

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