Review by TAYLOR MANKLEJune 24, 2019 certified reviewer
What I liked
THE DETAILS! Using monologues to distract from some fast and accurate set changes worked very well and showed creativity, the easter eggs hidden within the set were also a good touch. The information throughout this production blew me away, the time and research that went into making this follow the true story makes this already great play something truly special. Last, but not least the original score, the cherry on top of this play, allowed for a more immersive feel from start to finish. Many of those involved in this play were first timers to Fringe, but you can’t tell and the future is bright for the entire cast.
I also love well written and directed plays…this is one of them.
What I didn't like
My overall impression
George. gives insight and charm to one of films biggest success stories. This well-rounded production all starts with the writing. To condense, visualize and help intertwine a story so thick in Hollywood superstars was no easy task, but the 90 minute play soars by so quick you’ll be left wanting more. The fantastic writing is enhanced by it’s masterful direction. I can’t count how many times I was impressed with how smooth this three act was. Seemless set changes were covered by informative monologues that kept the audience informed of the timeline and entertained. The separation of each act by a well designed poster and spotlight allowed the audience to breathe and reflect before a new chapter in Lucas’s journey began. A solid cast from top to bottom was bolstered by some fantastic individual performances. Dior Allen’s portray of Harrison Ford was spot on, engaging the audience while elevating his castmates chemistry on stage. Henry Parizek’s role as George connects us with the beloved and often misunderstood writer/director, as he (like Lucas) gains confidence through the performance and shows us what George’s transformation may have felt like. The attention to detail and hard work this crew put into this production is evident, the final result is a fun, informative, engaging, phenomenal play.