Still Awake

Drama · langley productions · Ages 13+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by STEPHEN GILLIKIN

June 19, 2022 certified reviewer

What I liked

I liked how dynamic the staging and lighting were. I liked that characters weren’t only just emotionally believable, but also believable as comics.
I liked how cohesive the ensemble felt, and I really enjoyed sequences like at the office, where we/Tony go around seeing everyone.

What I didn't like

I enjoyed how much momentum built up to the very end. And I enjoyed how frantic and collaborative the office becomes. But I almost wonder what it could be like to find one final moment of Tony alone. Like a good host, he’s very interactive and social, but I’m curious to see more of a contemplative moment before he goes on where I’m not sure what he’ll actually do.
Or perhaps that was in there, and I just got swept up in it

My overall impression

I thought it was great. I enjoyed the use of the stage and how seamless the transitions felt.
Even though this story takes place at a specific historical time, the broader themes of finding meaning or facing tragedy are universally relatable.

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