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Feeding Time

theatre · play in the box · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 21, 2012
Every once in awhile you are lucky enough to see the thought provoking World Premiere play by a new playwright you truly admire. Such was the case tonight seeing “Feeding Time” by M. Nasorri Pavone, a Play in the Box production at the Art of Acting Studio, directed by Don K. Williams. Welcomed to the theater by the author who offered me a cold beer while waiting for the house to open, I read her program notes and agree with her assessment: With Los Angeles rents and the cost of living skyrocketing, Bohemians and the indigent who are not complexly homeless are surviving by living in motor vehicles, the ultimate symbol of American independence. The rugged individualism of these people and the “go it alone” attitude are what the charact... full review
KELI VAUGHAN certified reviewer June 17, 2012
If good theater is supposed to make you think, then this is good theater. There is so much going on under the surface of the story in Feeding Time...starting with the title. What feeds us? Who feeds us? And how do we relate to the people we expect to fulfill our needs? The acting was (as expected) top rate. I have seen Toni Loppnow and Michael Allen in plays together before. What I was not expecting was the dialogue (or two monologues?) during their "sex" scene...the only the time the female lead was allowed to speak with coherence...speaking volumes to the world of disconnect between what men want from women, what women want from men, and what men think women want from men. Maybe the whole play was written (artfully by M. Pavone) from the p... full review
SUSAN STANGL certified reviewer June 23, 2012
A quirky play with characters living on the fringe of society that were nonetheless eerily familiar, Feeding Time is well-written and well-acted. It made me think and made me laugh (especially the puppet show). With an ingenious, evocative set by Michael Allen, who also acts in the play, it works in the small space and allows us to care for the characters as they evolve without telling us how to feel.... full review
CAROLE GROGAN certified reviewer June 24, 2012
I have to say, hands down, this is the best play I think I have seen in countless years. The writing was real, engaging, humorous, intelligent, insightful and touching. Even though the play is a straight 75 minutes, I was surprised and saddened when the play finished. I wanted to stay in the characters lives so much longer. The Actor's performances were so thought out, brilliant, detailed and completely in understanding of their characters and their internal dramas and motivations. The lead male actor, blew me away. I hope to see this play again and again, as well as more of the lead male actor's work. I cannot recommend seeing this play more, it was a truly brilliant offering.... full review
JACQI ALLEE certified reviewer June 27, 2012
This speaks volumes to the description "Art imitates life"!!Wonderful, realistic and riveting portrayal of the human condition, the dynamic of relationships between man and woman, injected with humor and heartfelt emotions. The actors displayed tremendous talent and drew in the audience in a very intimate theater setting. I had the pleasure of sitting in front of the front row, very close to the set, and it made me feel as if I was on the vacant lot with them, in a poignantly personal way! My longtime friend M. Pavone is a gifted, elegant, and thought-provoking writer!! I especially loved how the ending was open to interpretation, and the various emotions the story brought out are still with me!! I hope to see this one again in the future!!... full review