Housewife '52

kick boom theater company · Ages 13+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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LYNN BECK certified reviewer June 23, 2022
tagged as: musical · creative · fun · Beautiful
A fun, creative well directed play. It was a unique and effective combination of movement, dialogue and song. ... full review
SPENCER FRANKEBERGER encore judge certified reviewer June 19, 2022
Pristine, polished, crisp, and clean, Housewife '52 is wonderful and engaging to watch. Fantastic all around.... full review
CHRIS KARMIOL certified reviewer June 18, 2022
An original, engaging theater experience, Housewife ‘52 combines music, movement, and subtle subversion. With an impressive cast of actors/singers who take you on an abstract, expressive journey, the show comments on oppressive relationships with self, society, social conditions and consequences. A highlight of the Fringe festival for sure… even better the second time.... full review
ERIK ENGMAN certified reviewer June 18, 2022
Wow. An amazing show about housewives withering away in 1952, set to music, singing and movement. Highly theatrical, which was a welcome experience. The cast was excellent. The music was great, and at times haunting. The use of minimal lighting at times accentuated the mood and the emotion. Highly recommend.... full review
ISHIKA MUCHHAL certified reviewer June 18, 2022
tagged as: movement · choreography · dance · song · Feminist · 1950s · musical
The movement and songs and dialogue came together beautifully to tell a story of repression and defiance.... full review
CJ MERRIMAN theatre theater podcast (along with j. bailey burcham and scott leggett) certified reviewer June 17, 2022
tagged as: ensemble · musical · movement · dance
Incredibly tight and specific ensemble show and not your typical fringe fare. It's a musical but not your typical musical. It's a dance piece but of its own kind. Each and every one of the cast members were amazing, specific and exciting to watch. Overall this show definitely gave me some updated Living Theatre vibes (for all my super theatre nerds out there).... full review
LISA PEZIK certified reviewer June 16, 2022
tagged as: cutting edge · musical · physical · Bold
I've never seen anything like this before. The writing, the acting, the band, the physical movements all complimented each other well. I love how the whole stage was used and the actors came into the audience. It was a very unique way to tell the stories of the 50's housewife and the husbands who loved them- both of their internal struggles, faults, and positives.... full review
ERIC CORNWELL certified reviewer June 16, 2022
A level well above much fringe-fare. Very carefully detailed text, music, and movement, all performed with seemingly effortless crisp precision. Is there a best ensemble award this year? Not surprised that the creator has NYC roots as this piece would be very much at home in a lower-east-side experimental theatre space. ... full review
GORDON STEPHEN MATHESON JR certified reviewer June 16, 2022
tagged as: creative · innovative
A GREAT show ! An extreme amount of percussion that I wasn't expecting. A very lot of effort went into the detail and overall production. I loved the references to Linoleum, Martini-zing, and Tupperware. Great original insights on a time long gone.... full review
ROB STEVENS certified reviewer June 16, 2022
Best show I've seen at the Fringe this year.... full review