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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J M certified reviewer June 17, 2019
FANTASTIC. This show had me thinking about it hours later, trying to wrap my head around this beautiful and distopian universe these talented women created. Inspiring, thought-provoking and genuinely one of the best things I have ever seen.... full review
BERT ROTUNDO certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: riveting · vulnerable · loss · witty
THE INSTITUTE FOR THE OPPOSITE OF LONGING was a beautiful, witty and personal exploration of loss... the vulnerable performances given by both actors was riveting. Two Thumbs Up! ... full review
JUSTIN ROCHEROLLE certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Fantastic! This is a must see. The play is incredibly original, and performed brilliantly by Lindsay Beamish and Vanessa Peters. ... full review
SHEREEN KHAN certified reviewer June 10, 2019
tagged as: artful · motherhood · loss · dark humor · stylish · minimalist
An incredibly moving and stylish piece performed beautifully by the two players. The play writes honestly about loss as a distilled and concentrated thing, dosed with humor that acts as a buffering agent, until it can’t anymore. Lindsay Beamish and Vanessa Peters deftly convey some gut-wrenching stuff in a way that’s relatable and even funny in this slightly removed world. And that is why one goes to the theatre. ... full review
LENORE KASDORF certified reviewer June 10, 2019
What an intriguing, intelligently written, produced and performed show! It was mesmerizing as it unfolded—sad, touching, with genuinely funny moments. ... full review
EMILY BOLCIK certified reviewer June 15, 2019
tagged as: surreal · melancholy · dark humor
This was a really cool show. It was visually interesting & beautifully acted. I loved the writing. You kind of just get sucked into this fascinating world they’ve created. Felt Charlie Kaufman-esque.... full review
TINKS LOVELACE certified reviewer June 18, 2019
tagged as: funny · sweet · heartbreaking · unique · sad · brilliant
Incredibly beautiful, incredibly poignant and a moving piece of theatre! A great story full of heart and soul. So unique! The actors excelled in their space and characters!! Go and see this! One of my favourite shows at fringe this year! Wonderful work ladies! ... full review
MELISSA ARCARO certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Very well written and a beautiful dark comedy. Out of the shows I saw at this years fringe this was my favorite by far. So well acted and an interesting story told with so much thought being put into every movement. ... full review
KATIE CHEN certified reviewer June 28, 2019
tagged as: funny · emotional · dark
Wonderfully acted. Hauntingly beautiful. This piece was hilarious, dark, thought-provoking, and compelling. It really took me by surprise in all the best ways.... full review
CINDY LOPEZ certified reviewer June 30, 2019
Beautifully heart-wrenching & surreal... full review