The script told a great story. The cast was superb with Michael Litchfield perfectly inhabiting John, a man stuck in a very unusual closet. Bethany Walls turns in a great performance as the “succeed at all costs” Brittney, a person we all know in this town. Espie Randolph scores huge laughs as John’s make up artist/costumer, and conscience. Mark Espinoza delivers great supporting work in three separate roles. Libby Jasper shines as Nora, a not quite A-list star who shares the same ambition as Brittney, if not the skill to get the job done. Brady Dalton Richards rounds out the cast nicely in a dual role as a photographer and John’s agent. The direction was crisp and the scenic design by Gregory Anderson and the lighting design by Aaron Saldana was superb and showed how much can be done, even with the limitations of a festival setting. I also liked that the script didn’t play it safe. The characters were all too real, flawed, and sometimes downright unlikable, just like real people! However they were three dimensional and not caricatures. Good show!
What I didn't like
Not much. But if this project ever gets remounted I think more stage time for Bardy Dalton Richards would be an asset. He’s clearly a seasoned professional with a great stage presence. Perhaps there could be more for the agent character to do in a future production.
My overall impression
Very entertaining show and a well put together production that tackles an interesting subject matter and really makes you think.