Sunbathe in Darkness

comedy · skyejack productions · Ages 15+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 10, 2019

What I liked

Well acted by the entire cast, funny, well directed and composed. It has a unique style and staging that allows it to be breathe in it’s own rules and logic. The entire cast is strong but Sarah Richards anchors it with heart and power.

What I didn't like

I think it would have been fun to see what a day in the life at her school with some of these characters that are obviously inspired by real people in her life. That would have been cool to see juxtaposed.

My overall impression

In a mix of the Princess Bride meets The Neverending Story set to a My Chemical Romance album this often funny and yet often heartbreaking story is told with great care and attention by Drew Petriello, Brandon Karsh and Adam Cash. You will find yourself cackling with laughter and also holding your breath at some tense exchanges. It’s the kind of story and setting that can work well beyond the Fringe as it touches on so many feelings, trends, thoughts and philosophies of the audience. It is a heartwarming piece in many ways yet it never shies away from what is underneath all of this, what causes someone to lash out, to feel unwanted or unloved. And it is that boldness and vigor that creates a remarkable experience. A must-see for anyone who has ever felt like something was “wrong with them.”

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