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LIGHTNING ROD THEATER uncertified reviewer June 20, 2012
Tight writing and pinpoint details underscore the suspense in Robert Litz's CYCLES. Strong performances by Dominic Rains and Alan Rosenberg personalize this story about two brokers in Boston's beat-or-be-beaten real estate market. The play's fitness club setting provides a very cool contrast with the brutal working world of the characters which exists right outside the door. Or does it? A very involving see-saw of power, money and recrimination that's a definite must see.... full review
TOMMY HICKS uncertified reviewer June 20, 2012
I saw Robert Litz' exception play, CYCLES last Saturday. It is what live theatre should be. It is informative, exciting, suspenseful, and ultimately quite entertaining. I was enlightened by things I did not know, and the play's provocative, dramatic conflict kept me on the edge of my seat. The acting is excellent, the directing first rate, and there is greatness in Robert Lizt's playwriting. CYCLES provided me with a classic theatrical experience that I have found to be rare in Los Angeles. Run to see it!... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 21, 2012
Liked much of this play -- including the stellar performances. For a world premiere, it's damn good. I think there are a few places in the actual play where it doesn't totally follow. Where a few opportunities for action seem to dissipate when the characters do things that just don't seem to make a lot of sense. No spoilers here -- but I do feel a couple times the characters were a little hung out to dry by the play. And this is the only reason I don't give it a higher rating. Still, well work checking out.... full review
JON POLITO uncertified reviewer June 22, 2012
This was an incredibly interesting play. This battle between two men was a joy to listen to and witness. The insightful writing of Litz is at once a lesson and a violent poem about power and revenge gone awry. Rosenberg has never been better. Cheers to Robert Litz, an artist.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 22, 2012
Great acting, great writing, and wonderful show! It deserves a full run. ... full review
PAUL ELLIOTT certified reviewer June 20, 2012
Cycles is a must. When you put two extremely talented actors on the stage with an amazingly complex and well written script , you expect "gold" and this powerful play delivers on all levels. Nothing is quite what it seems and this chance meeting of strangers leaves nothing to chance. Put this at the top of your list for this year's Fringe viewing. You won't be disappointed. ... full review
ELLEN WILHEIM certified reviewer June 21, 2012
Two men meet at the end of the day in a gym. At first the audience sees the differences between them. Then their flaws are exposed but when one character starts wrapping his knuckles the mood rapidly changes. Well done!... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer July 08, 2012
This is one of the plays that I missed during the regular run of the Fringe, and was so happy that it was selected for the Best of Fringe so that I would have another opportunity to catch it. I had heard so many good things about the show, and it more than lived up to the hype. Featuring former SAG President Alan Rosenberg and dynamic newcomer Dominic Rains, the play was a voyage in human interaction and emotion. From the opening scene where Rosenberg enters the small Boston gym, and then changes his sit-up count as the buffed-out Rains enters, the on-stage chemistry starts and builds up to the inevitable explosive conclusion. The writing of Robert Litz was top shelf. The cast rode the well-crafted script like a champion surfer ri... full review