In Conclusion:

ensemble theatre · the puckwit gang · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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HOPE BELLO LAROUX certified reviewer June 24, 2019
The Puckwit Gang continues to astound and entrance with their third production, "In Conclusion". This play dances between realism and fantasy, a spellbinding tango of legal jargon and physical theatre, whose stage pictures inspire and leave one in awe. Dedication, talent and hard work are potent. RUN to see this play before it closes. In Conclusion: It was incredible. ... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER certified reviewer June 11, 2019
I would be at a loss for words if this show wasn't so moving. But it is. In fact, I could write a diatribe detailing all the nuances and specific subtleties that create a web of intricacies within the world of this piece that not only provides energetic, purposeful, calculated movements, speech, and soundscape/lighting design, but also provides a thought-provoking talking point about our government and the justice system. From characters moving in time to their speech to the exasperation of the characters matched by their visual placement, this piece is not only tight, complex, and fantastic, but the visual tableaus during each scene tells so much in so little as a breath or a raised eyebrow to enhance each beat of the story and each scen... full review
NEAL HONDA certified reviewer June 24, 2019
A fantastical, thought-provoking piece. An exploration of some of the harder questions we sometimes choose to ignore concerning the American justice system. The play bobs and weaves between strikingly theatrical movement, and then gorgeously written dialogue. A treat for any theatre lovers out there.... full review
NATHAN WELLMAN certified reviewer June 25, 2019
tagged as: movement · innovative · Social · political · dark · surreal
Yet another example of the Puckwit Gang's unstoppable creativity. They are the masters of movement, telling stories that matter with theatric flourish and ingenuity. In Conclusion, In Conclusion bottles up two child murderers with the prosecutor and their attorney in a single, fluid space. The four of them feel like a perverse family, and the formalities of courtroom monologues feel like personal confessions. A meditation on capital punishment that ends in a bit of audience participation that manages to challenge without alienating, an excellent reminder that our votes on issues like this carries the power of both life and death.... full review
CHUCK REDMAN certified reviewer June 26, 2019
“In Conclusion:”, which reopens the most notorious murder case from Prohibition-era Chicago, is a brilliant exploration of a human rights issue that has divided America for two hundred years: capital punishment. Written, staged and performed with exceptional insight and artistry, realism and dark comedy, the play probes the inner struggles of the main players in the case: the twisted, tormented minds of the two murderers, and the equally tormented, idealistic minds of the opposing attorneys. With startling urgency, the play forces the audience to ask itself where it really stands on the death penalty. The audience must confront the issue as a matter of principle and not just a foregone “Conclusion” from yellowed tabloids and dusty old law bo... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
The show was amazing! The Puckwit Gang's 3rd straight year at HFF with each production outdoing the previous one.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 27, 2019
Riveting from beginning to end. What I love about what Puckwit Gang does is that they take you on an unconventional journey and you just need to sit back and let it take you along. They also achieve great images and the direction and script are very strong.Thought provoking. This group is really unique and worth seeing.... full review
JOLA CORA certified reviewer June 28, 2019
I was completely mesmerized by the choreography. ... full review
CARSON MEYER certified reviewer June 12, 2019
Wowowowow. What amazing works, not a moment was lost. I was so tuned in every single moment. Left me with questions about my own moral code and if certain lives have more value?... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) certified reviewer June 09, 2019
tagged as: murder · True Crime · experimental
There’s a pretty equal balance of what works and doesn’t work about this production.... full review