The Same Room

ensemble theatre · lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by LARRY SICHTER

July 05, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: excellent · thoughtful · nuanced · physical · funny · poignant

What I liked

I liked everything about the show. The lighting, sound and staging was completely congruent with the theme and goal of the show. The writing was brilliant. The story was beautiful, raw and inspirational. The performances were as honest as they could have been.

What I didn't like

I would have liked if the final plot twist could have been spelled out a little more clearly (don’t want to give it away here, but Kelley knows what I’m talking about).

My overall impression

Once again, Lucid Dramatics has brought to the Hollywood Fringe Festival a uniquely creative exploration of the human soul. “The Same Room” written and performed by Kelley Pierre, performed by Sam Sheeks, and directed by Scott Golden, is a remarkable revelation about self. It’s a mirror we can all look into and be all the better for. Pierre’s writing thrusts us into a thought-provoking, emotional rollercoaster of loathing and love, of humor and disdain, and of what it ultimately takes to be accepting of ourselves. Sheeks and Pierre presented a master class in being and Lucid Dramatics delivered the goods for the fourth year in a row.

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