How To Adult!

ensemble theatre · cliffhangers productions · Ages 15+ · United States of America

world premiere
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June 17, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: post-grad · after college · early 20s

What I liked

The film geek in me couldn’t help but compare this to the dogme 95 film movement- where there was only diegetic sound, no superficial action, and a focus on the performers not the director. It was incredibly impressive the way the actors entered and exited the stage as if it were one long extended shot like in a film.

There is beauty in the simplicity of this piece- it felt common, in the best sense of the word- that everything that happened was believable and relatable.

What I didn't like

The launch- the play needs to get off to smoother start, it needs to have a clearer, more defined opening.

My overall impression

Post-college life feels like a struggle to do what you think adults do, and simultaneously a yearning for the past. This show perfectly captures that uncertainty with charm, warmth, and phenomenal chemistry between actors who love and trust one another.

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