The Circle Table

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

world premiere
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Review by ERIK BLAIR

June 10, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

All of the performances were fantastic—truly, not a bad one in the bunch (and this show has a significant cast count).

That being said, I want to specifically call out Ali Pinkterton for her impeccable comedic timing. The number of laughs generated by her seemingly off-the-cuff remarks alone beats those you find in most comedies. And on the flip side, Shae Tomlinson’s nuanced performance of an ex-girlfriend dealing with a surprising phone call was a highlight everyone should buy a ticket to see.

The writing from Eric Moore was the other star of this show, as the piece generates relationships and narratives that feel very real while avoiding the obvious pitfalls and trite endings that I expected to see. Very, very well done.

What I didn't like

Not much.

My overall impression

Once again, the Flat Tire Theatre Company proves that its strengths lie in crafting well-performed and engaging productions. The Circle Table generates a nice snapshot of the transition from high school to early life that happens to all of us, in one way or another.

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