The Box

paper tiger · Ages 14+ · United States of America

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CHRISTION TY EDWARDS certified reviewer June 04, 2023
This show is simply FANTASTIC! It is well-written, well-directed, technically simplistic, character-driven, funny, tense, intelligent, perfectly cast, and masterfully performed. This is a Fringe show that you do not want to miss! ... full review
GARRETT EDELL certified reviewer June 15, 2023
Captivating storytelling. Patrick crafts a story that is both grounded and truly unpredictable. The characters feel real and flawed in a relatable way and I sympathized with all of them. The casting is dead on, acting is superb. Shoutout to Connor for carrying the weight of all the heavy circumstances like a pro.... full review
CLAIRE WOOLNER certified reviewer June 15, 2023
The acting in this was wonderful. A great script that the actors brought to life so well and had the audience holding their breath and vocally responding moment to moment. I didn’t know what would happen next and I loved that. Chelsea Smith especially blew me away with her performance. ... full review
FRANK FORTE certified reviewer June 21, 2023
tagged as: thriller · serious · Comedy · drama · dark · funny
This was an amazing play! It draws you in with humor and wit and soon the twists and turns have you on the edge of your seat! This is a Hitchcockian thriller that will keep you captivated the entire time! The actors, the writing, the dialogue, the direction were all phenominal! I hope this play comes abck to LA I will see it again and bring as many friends as possible!... full review
ASH THOLPADY certified reviewer June 19, 2023
Yo Yo, I'm a student of Johnny Dap's too so I wanted to check out this play. So glad I did. Really well-written stuff, had me cracking up the whole time. And such good casting, obviously, probably playing into their niches ;)... full review
CHRISTINA BARKLEY certified reviewer June 18, 2023
“The Box” was a fun, but dark complex comedy that had a Hitchcock feel to it. It was extremely well written and directed. The actors were all very believable. Alice was able to hit every emotion possible known to man and transitioned realistically and seamlessly. Stephen did an excellent job showing his exasperation in the situation and his sincere love for Alice. Cal was intimidating but balanced that well with a soft side expressing concern for his daughter in his own way.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2023
Wow! What an engaging script and storyline brilliantly expressed with an excellent cast! The story teaches a real lesson in relational conflict, expression and holding back ones true feelings or tip toeing around them. Observing the struggle between these three characters was educational and riveting, not to mention highly entertaining and humorous although dark at the same time. I am not usually a good spectator but I was fully pulled in and loved it! Bravo to the director, Patrick Hamilton, and excellent actors perfectly cast... Chelsea Smith, Conor McGee and Darrell Shipley. I will look for their names in other works.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2023
A funny, provoking play that knocks you off kilter constantly. The accolades for the cast and director are well earned. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2023
tagged as: entertaining · dramady · professional
Good show good cast, good writing! Shout out to Chelsea Smith who sparkled in THE BOX, both comedically, with creativity and energy; and dramatically, with a deeply personal performance at different points in the story.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 15, 2023
tagged as: thought-provoking · gripping · witty · smart
This play is smart, funny, and deep. Best show I've ever seen at the Fringe.... full review