All American

lgb productions · Ages 12+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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SEDITIOUS APOSTATE THEATRE COMPANY, LLC certified reviewer June 10, 2022
tagged as: time travel · drama
All American is a moving play about not being heard. Each character moves through life with a feeling of reaching out in the dark. It takes a leap through time to find someone to see and hear you more clearly than you can ever see and hear yourself.... full review
MATT DUGGAN certified reviewer June 20, 2022
A smart and clever show about two American families from different generations mixing it up across space and time. ... full review
DAVID SCHMILLEN certified reviewer June 09, 2022
“All American” is a very clever and poignant play about a horrific, powder keg that is ready to explode and the healing power of time and forgiveness. The play is a new offering written and produced by Lynn Grant Beck and directed by Michael Strauss. It is currently showing at the McCadden Theatre as part of this year’s, Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play introduces two similar families, each with two impressionable teens, each simultaneously inhabiting the same house, although from two different time periods, one from 1971 and the other 2020. Twilight zone alert - because of the extreme chaos that is occurring in the lives of these two families the time continuum is fractured and the house that they both share becomes a time tr... full review
MONICA TAYLOR certified reviewer June 19, 2022
tagged as: and so relevant · funny · nuanced
We thoroughly enjoyed All-American- what a lovely and thought provoking evening. ... full review
TODD ACKERMAN certified reviewer June 12, 2022
Play review Lynn artfully and sensitively depicts the evolution of the American identity. Between patriotism and matriarchal households, the audience realizes that the answers to America’s most pressing questions lie in our connections to the past and present. Although these times seem unprecedented, Lyn reminds us that people have survived tragedies before and so will we. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2022
tagged as: moving · fun · powerful · amazing
This is a fantastic and important play and it couldn't be more timely. It explores the disconnection, isolation and loneliness of American teens that's giving rise to these horrific school shootings. But it's not a depressing play. It's creative, inspiring and hope filled. If you see one play at Fringe, see this play and bring your teenagers.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 07, 2022
This is a creative and compelling story. Excellent writing and great performances! Funny and thought-provoking. Go see it!... full review
WILLIAM DEWITT certified reviewer June 05, 2022
An excellent play, packed with wonderful performances. It deftly handles many of the issues assaulting American families, drawing parallels between our collective past and present, and manages to be poignant and humorous throughout.... full review
MARNI ROSEN certified reviewer June 29, 2022
All American by Lynn Grant Beck proved to be a memorable and delightful night of theater. The ensemble cast delivered strong performances, and brought us immediately into their world. I was especially blown away by the character of Sophia who halfway through the show delivers a powerful monologue that has stayed with me. The play is told across timelines, and Beck’s technique of navigating the time warps is both creative and insightful. The production is fast-paced, yet flows effortlessly from one era to another. Beck’s writing has us riveted one moment and giggling the next. It was a wonderful ride! ... full review
RAVEN K certified reviewer June 26, 2022
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My feedback is from a writer’s point of view and a dancer’s perspective regarding performers’ use of space. I do not have the experience to give feedback on the acting or directing. The play All America, written and produced by Lynn Grant Beck and directed by Michael Strauss was beautifully written. The concept of having two families from contrasting times was imaginative. It reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. The play had something eerie that did not come to fruition. The suspense lingered throughout the play. This air of suspense reminded me of Poe and Alfred Hitchcock’s work. Again, the writing was excellent. ... full review