Before The Red Trees Come

dance & physical theatre · harrison bergeron productions & geniuspills entertainment · Ages 12+ · world premiere · United States

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JEREMY LELLIOTT certified reviewer June 13, 2012
I saw this last night. It affected my dreams and I'm thinking about it this morning. Beautiful, heartbreaking, and inspiring. See this play.... full review
TAYLOR COFFMAN certified reviewer June 13, 2012
charming and moving! go!!... full review
JULIE CIVIELLO certified reviewer June 12, 2012
Expect to see some great physical theater infused with comedy, a taste of childhood and some fantastic red pajamas. I expected to see Charlie Chaplin at any instant. A very sweet show with very strong, creative actors. This one pulled at my heart strings too!... full review
LISA BEEBE certified reviewer June 13, 2012
I'd never seen a "silent play" before tonight, but trying new things is what the Hollywood Fringe Festival is all about, right? I'm so glad I checked this one out. The play begins with Kristopher Lee Bicknell's character asleep on stage, and follows the course of his day. His story is silly and sad, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I'm amazed at how much of an emotional connection I felt to a play with no dialogue. Tonight's performance was sold out, but if you can get tickets, definitely see it -- this is one you'll remember. ... full review
PAULINE ADAMEK certified reviewer June 13, 2012
This is a silent and whimsical absurdist play that traces the cyclical journey of a child-like fellow who seems to evolve and learn throughout his simple life. Because there is no text (apart from non-verbal communication) the show relies heavily on the performers’ unremarkable physicality and the recorded piano accompaniment that is rather pretty at times. One repeated gag had a character toss a piece of candy in the air. Too bad the first actor performing this sequence failed to catch it... Unfortunately the whole 45-minute show plays out like a clown school improv exercise, with each actor swapping roles. Pointless but sweet. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2012
Was a great show. Really engaging and fun to watch. Although a silent play, I felt I was understanding the conversation the entire time. Highly recommended.... full review
AMY AMNESIA certified reviewer June 18, 2012
Just a lovely gem of a show. Sweet and soulful, with fantastic physicality from all performers. GO!... full review
ANNA HODGSON certified reviewer June 24, 2012
I really appreciated the attention the detail in this show. The plot was not extreme in depth, but its simplicity helped the show and the patterns sat well with the audience. I loved each of the male actors' interpretation of the three generations and the female was brilliant! I could really see the commedia characteristics coming into play. Thank you for your simplicity and dedication into creating this beautiful and peaceful piece. See more @ apufringe.wordpress.com. ... full review