How To Adult!

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

world premiere
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MICHAEL NITZANI certified reviewer June 29, 2019
tagged as: mind blowing · LIFE CHANGING
I've been to about 10 shows this festival, and was kinda tired so I wanted to stay in bed. I'm so glad that I went to this show!! This play gave me a profound insight into the challenges that young contemporary adults have. It captured the spirits of the ensemble cast viscerally on their own navigating the great unknowns of taking steps forward in their maturity levels in regards to relationships; sexualities; friendships; and jobs as they grapple with their decisions to face the known and unknown unknowns in a new chapter of their lives. Part soap opera, part slapstick comedy, part after school teen film, this production epitomized the spirit of Fringe. ... full review
ASH LOUIS certified reviewer June 15, 2019
It was great! The chemistry between the actors was natural and effortless. Everything flowed very organically and each character had a strong and unique stage presence. The music was effective without being overpowering and Space Dumbo (a real gem), endearingly captured the amusement and utter confusion that comes with navigating early adulthood with your closest friends. ... full review
BILLY RAY BREWTON certified reviewer June 15, 2019
The most pleasant surprise I've had this Fringe - a charming and impossibly naturalistic show that never fails to impress with just how 'real' it seems. It feels like you're just eavesdropping on a group of friends for an hour. And it helps that each of these friends is well-developed and engaging from beginning to end. Don't miss your chance to hang out with these five for an hour.... full review
CONOR MURPHY certified reviewer June 29, 2019
SO REFRESHING. I needed a dose of this at Fringe. A cast of incredibly talented, mischievous young actors and a hilarious, yet moving script. This show made me laugh, cry, and remember the value of friendship. ... full review
MEGAN FORD-MILLER certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: modern · funny · real
Very grounded in reality and a modern story. Perhaps if you continue to do the show you can extend and develop further some of the story lines. Loved the Space Dumbo song and a great voice!... full review
SCOTT LANGER certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: post-grad · after college · early 20s
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.... full review
ALON DINA certified reviewer June 18, 2019
This was a really great show with a lot of heart in it! I felt like I was watching a Seth Rogen movie for a bit, as I was having a good time with the characters on-stage, but came around to find deeper meaning in all of the characters. The plot was simple, characters partying one last time together, but each thing that each individual character was going through took this play to another level. There are a variety of topics discussed in this play that resonate with the generation of today.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 20, 2019
An endearing dynamic among this group of performers. They shared a wonderful, heartfelt chemistry and never ceased to amuse me with their quips even amid the tense moments. Post-college life is always a difficult, different, and exciting journey into uncharted territory—props to these young actors for tackling the unpredictability of the new present with a (albeit hopeful) reality check. ... full review
AMANDA LAINBERGER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
tagged as: perfect
The show felt like the cast were literally just talking to each other. It didn’t feel “acted” it all. It justices forward seamlessly. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
What a wonderful show dealing with the intricacies of young adult life. The characters were complex and engaging and the story really touched on the uncontrollable changes within the immediate post-college life... full review