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This Way Yonder

ensemble theatre · cypress company · Ages 14+ · world premiere · 75 mins · United States of America

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Review by MARNIE OLSON

July 17, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: charming · heartfelt · sweet · funny

What I liked

I loved the story. I saw the Encore in which the writer (Montana Cypress) stepped in to play Cody and I really enjoyed the chemistry between him and Kelly Crossley as Maybelline.
Marjorie Knight’s performance shines especially bright though. Her portrayal of Ruth captured me completely.
The sound and lighting design was also stellar. I’m not sure how much of that was from Director Monica Martin or Stage Manager Hannah McDonald (or perhaps a combined effort), but it was fantastic.

What I didn't like

I felt less invested in the characters of Gary & Wooten, but that is likely due to Ms. Knight’s performance seeming more seasoned than other cast members.

My overall impression

A charming script by Montana Cypress, clean and lean direction by Monica Martin and a powerhouse performance by Marjorie Knight.

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