The Circle Table

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

world premiere
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Review by anonymous

June 25, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

Playwright Eric Moore’s charming script really manages to capture a lot of that feeling of getting away from home for the first time and the mixed blessing of being away from the people and the places you’ve known your whole life. Supplemented by strong performances and solid direction, The Circle Table deftly addresses themes of loneliness and nostalgia mixed with the conflicting drives for independence and companionship and how technology helps or hinders that.

What I didn't like

While the projections certainly were a fun way of incorporating facetime/videochat conversations, the fact that they were noticeably different from what was actually happening on stage (despite being blurred and pixelated) was, at times, distracting. Plus the minimal design often called attention to just how low budget the production was, making it feel less like a fully realised production and more like a college showcase.

My overall impression

Surprisingly endearing “slice-of-life” style offering with lots of great humor and heartwarming moments.

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