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The Same Room

ensemble theatre · lucid dramatics · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · 40 mins · United States of America

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MONIQUE LEBLEU certified reviewer July 06, 2019
tagged as: drama · thought-provoking · moving · intense
“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: poignant · funny · physical · nuanced · thoughtful · excellent
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
ROBERT DEVOE-PETERSON certified reviewer June 29, 2019
Very intense and thought provoking. The actors did a great job!... 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
ZACHARY BERNSTEIN fringe review 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
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
REBECCA LARSEN certified reviewer June 23, 2019
I’m really glad I got to see this. It’s exactly what you want a fringe show to be- a development ground for young talent. Kelley Pierre’s script is short, sweet, and deep. Both actresses were focused and honest, and Golden’s direction was elegant and athletic.... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 23, 2019
A smart, physically sharp and exceptionally performed story. Everything about this show kept me on the edge of my seat with compelling acting and writing that covered an impressive sliver of a broken relationship. One of the smartest shows I've seen at Fringe this year.... full review
REN MONTORO certified reviewer June 22, 2019
Wow, just wow. What an incredibly performed piece. Both actresses killed it, I was invested from start to finish.... full review
DAVID MCELWEE certified reviewer June 20, 2019
tagged as: friendship · purgatory
Loved the concept and the execution! A very engaging experience with two wonderful actors.... full review