The Institute for the Opposite of Longing

ensemble theatre · lindsay beamish and vanessa peters · Ages 12+ · United States of America

world premiere
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Review by KATIE CHEN

June 28, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: funny · emotional · dark

What I liked

The acting was superb. The interactions between Lindsay and Vanessa’s characters felt very real. Their comedic timing was on point and the writing was fantastic.

What I didn't like

I think a little more structure/clarity of the last couple scenes would have helped with my understanding of the play. But I also left the theatre thinking about what I had just seen and trying to figure out what it all meant, so maybe that was the point.

My overall impression

Wonderfully acted. Hauntingly beautiful. This piece was hilarious, dark, thought-provoking, and compelling. It really took me by surprise in all the best ways.

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