Housewife '52

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

family friendly world premiere
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DAVID LUCARELLI certified reviewer July 31, 2022
Captures perfectly the stiflingly rigid and suffocating gender roles that women were forced to conform to in this period, as well as the despair and rage that lurked just underneath their pasted on Stepford smiles.... full review
THOMAS BLAKELEY certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: avant garde · striking
FLAWLESSLY choreographed and meticulously directed. An all-around beautiful production. Not to miss!!... full review
THERESE OLSON certified reviewer June 26, 2022
Painstakingly beautiful! A haunting, hypnotic achievement in tune to the pulse of current cultural chaos. Draws you closer with each beat of the drum, each stomp of the foot, each slight of the hand. Pure poetry in motion.... full review
RUTH SILVEIRA certified reviewer June 26, 2022
tagged as: inventive · Engaging
Consistently interesting. Wonderful surprises. ... full review
TIFFANY GRANADOS certified reviewer June 25, 2022
tagged as: and amazing! · unique · suspenseful · joyful
Overall impression of the show was that every detail and character was well thought out and everything tied together harmoniously. ... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 25, 2022
tagged as: not worth seeing · bad · weak
This piece of work is unfinished, unintelligible, and devoid of any real depth. This show was an attempt to discuss the plight of the housewife living in 1950s America, I assume as the entire thing is a mess, it felt like I was watching someone who had picked movie tropes and shoved them onto a stage. The plot is incomprehensible. The characters have what you might call arcs, but without any payoff. Everything leading up to those moments is so shallow. If they exist at all. It’s a play that’s reaching for something. That something is confuse an audience so much that they feel like what they saw wasn’t a totally bonkers mess and they think it’s good. Sometimes plays are bad. Sometimes they’re really bad. This play fits into the l... full review
PAUL HOAN ZEIDLER certified reviewer June 24, 2022
tagged as: amazing · fun · creative · inventive
Kick Boom Theatre’s previous production, SCARLETT FEVER, made my list for the Ten Best L.A. theatre shows of the 2018-19 season, the ONLY Fringe show to do so that year. I think I'm gonna have to reserve a spot for HOUSEWIFE in 2022.... full review
CAROL BECKER certified reviewer June 24, 2022
In one word - Original In two words - Musically Enchanting In three words - Unexpected Rhythmic Movements In four words - Singers Telling Powerful Stories In five words - Nothing like you could imagine In six words - Housewives deserve much more credit - AMEN! In seven words - Collar. Laundry. Mustache. Apron. Click. Clack. Click.... full review
RON GABALDON certified reviewer June 24, 2022
tagged as: stylized · artistic · breathtaking
This is a painstaking work of art. A stylized and concise display of the conformity and repetition you would expect in the rigid life of a housewife of that era. The dancers perform with laser precision, the voices deliver perfect harmonies, even the chant-like repetition of the spoken dialogue is like an oppressive kind of spoken word poetry. The overall effect is beautiful and poignant.... full review
LITO PORTACIO certified reviewer June 23, 2022
tagged as: awesome
Amazing and awesome ... full review