The Circle Table

flat tire theatre company · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 10, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

A strong ensemble cast gave great performances which were clear, specific, and well-paced. The writing was refreshingly polished, thoughtful, and entertaining.

What I didn't like

With such a strong cast, I had hoped that all of the characters would get a well-rounded story arc or at least a decent theme or idea each to explore but there were a few parts that weren’t developed beyond minor supporting roles. In a play that is oh so close to being a really well-balanced ensemble show, it ended up focusing mostly on two (very great!) characters. I always long for more parity across the board, but that is a matter of personal taste! Overall, great show!

My overall impression

A witty and endearing script by Eric Moore explores how technology connects and separates us and reads like a better-written cousin to “Almost, Maine”. Clever, but not overwrought, weaving of storylines piece together how these young adults are connected and form a relatable array of figuring out how to be an adult in your twenties while navigating a changing relationship with your parents, your exes, your highschool friends, your current relationships, your chosen cities, career paths, and yourself.

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