The Same Room

ensemble theatre · lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · United States of America

world premiere
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MICHELLE HOLMES certified reviewer June 24, 2019
Great writing, great acting, surprising, in the moment, Kelley and Sam are two top notch committed actors. and I recommend this to everyone. Always kept me guessing and never lost my attention.... full review
ZACHARY BERNSTEIN certified reviewer June 25, 2019
"Pierre and Sheeks do an excellent job as the two women figuring out the puzzle while they’re also seething at each other." Read the full review here: full review
MARTIN RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 25, 2019
Kelley Pierre never ceases to amaze the theatre world. Another well-written and well-acted show that was by far one of the top and favorite shows of Fringe for me. ... full review
ROBERT DEVOE-PETERSON certified reviewer June 29, 2019
Very intense and thought provoking. The actors did a great job!... full review
MONIQUE LEBLEU certified reviewer July 06, 2019
tagged as: intense · moving · thought-provoking · drama
“The Same Room” is about as intimately intense as it can get. Playwright and Actress Kelley Pierre's razor-sharp script points a laser beam on the effects of retained anger and resentment, and the gifts that forgiveness, understanding, and even self-acceptance, might bring. Together with Sam Sheeks, the two actresses play off each other seamlessly as their two characters in “The Same Room” take us through the kinds of wounded animal reactions that can spring from such pain and resentment, whether fueled by stubbornness and insecurities, or brought on by host of other obstacles that we place in front of ourselves and others when we refuse to accept or open ourselves to all variety of forgiveness. ... full review
LARRY SICHTER certified reviewer July 05, 2019
tagged as: excellent · thoughtful · nuanced · physical · funny · poignant
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. ... full review
TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer June 08, 2019
Kelley Pierre gives a beautifully fragile performance in this mind bending drama that is a fascinating look at the human mind, our human conditions and the obstacles that need to be overcome when navigating human relationships. Kelley also wrote the unique and thrilling play. She’s so talented! Make more stuff! ... full review
IAN KAYE certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: Cerebral · intense · Identity
This play was a wonderful physical realization of the abstracts of the human mind. I love the build up, where at first you’re wondering who these two people are to each other until it culminates and without spoiling too much, I will just say something along the lines of “birds of a feather.” This play touches on the idea that we all have different aspects of self within us, sometimes it’s just about which of those selves you listen to. If your looking for a thought provoking and emotionally engaging show I highly recommend The Same Room.... full review
SHOSHANNA GREEN certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: Relationships · surreal
A tightly written, hauntingly truthful psychological thriller about learning to speak the truth with love. ... full review
MIKE REYES certified reviewer June 07, 2019
tagged as: dark · Beautiful · thriller · Love · communication · suspense
Our story begins with our two characters Thyma(Kelly Pierre) and Aspid(Sam Sheeks) simultaneously thrown into a dark, locked chamber. The only thing there to take up any space is a small table with two chairs, and the horrible, gut-wrenching realization that these two people who seem have a great deal of history with each other, are now locked in this prison together with no seemingly way out. I am hesitant to say any much more about the story, as I am a firm believer in not spoiling this production and it needing to be experienced in person for the first. I strongly encourage you to go into this play, with as little knowledge as you can. ... full review