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James T. Wilson

Location + schedule

Theatre in the Round
245 Cedar Ave.

DateTimeMy FringeAccess
Thursday 8/58:30 p.m.  
Sunday 8/87:00 p.m.  
Tuesday 8/105:30 p.m.  
Wednesday 8/118:30 p.m.  
Sunday 8/152:30 p.m.  
About the show

Contains Adult language
For ages 12+
Comedy, Comedy, Relationships, Historical

Created by Stanton Pavlicek
From Morris, MN

Overall rating

James T. Wilson haunts himself as he dissect his relationship with his father and his half-sister. James is an average man in present day America where the sense of "status" begins to slowly take over his life, affecting his relationships with the people closest to him. James takes a risk that will make him happy and hopefully salvage his relationships that mean the world to him. WIll he be happy? Or will he be sad during the hard times of a recession.

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Stanton Pavlicek
Role: James T. Wilson
Stanton recently graduated from Perpich Center for Arts Education and has written many short plays that have been viewed at many festivals including the International Thespian Festival hosted in Lincoln Nebraska. Stanton looks forward to his travels to Los Angeles where he will pursue his dream of becoming a "successful" stand-up comedian.

Kevin Goff
Role: Jack
Kevin recently graduated from Perpich Center for Arts Education where he spent his time studying music. Kevin is the drummer for the band "The King and the Thief" and will be attending school for Film. Kevin has worked with Directors Barbara Morin and Tory Peterson at PCAE. Kevin is excited for opening night and wants you to be there!

Max Hammel
Role: Writer
Max will be attending NYU for Dramatic Writing shortly after attending Perpich Center for Arts Education where he specialized in Literary Arts.

User reviews

One great scene got overstretched
by Fringivitis Vulgaris Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
A really grandiose kidnapping scene is not enough material for a play. An admission that one has appalling thoughts is not enough material either. Excessive repetition of someone's name implies a shortage of creativity on the part of the writer. In this story of a neglected son's emotional damage there is potential for a very intense drama. The Fringe production did not live up to that potential. Clearly, it ended at 35 minutes for good reason.

by Bill McTeer Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
A lot of intense emotion but not much point that I could grasp. The actors are well into their characters and I would try them again in other material.

Are you ready for some "dark"?
by joe pavlicek Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
An intense play uncovering familial issues with a plethora of odd twists and relationships.

Being the father of one of the actors, I have seen a tremendous amount of maturation not only in the ability to deliver the lines but also to take on the character's persona.

by Colleen Knee-Kirby Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
I was captivated from beginning to end. I was uncertain what was happening initially but was intrigued and then somewhat shocked. I agree that it was more a psychological ride than a comedy. The actors contributed significantly to the intensity of the drama.

Good Idea
by Kelly Elliott Follow this reviewer
Rating 1 kitty
I hope these two actors keep writing and performing and learning their craft. There is a lot of possibility here, it is just not well executed.

Misclassified, big time...
by Kenneth Hanf Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
NOTHING can be taken from the powerful, dramatic acting by these two gentlemen but this was a DRAMA not a comedy. What anyone would laugh at in this production is beyond me. This would more correctly be classified as a slightly violent psycho thriller. Hence the rating. I go to a comedy to laugh.

There were additional flaws in this production:
1) While the story seems to revolve around the protagonist's relationship with his half-sister and father, that was the extent of the show's similarity to it's description.
2) Character changes were difficult to follow.
3) The show only ran 26 minutes.
4) The actors abruptly exited the stage leaving the audience in awkward silence wondering if the show was over. Return for a bow, guys.
5) And what is the historical significance of the execution announced in relation to James T. Wilson?

Sorry, but I call 'em as I see 'em.

by cleon pavlicek Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
from start to finish this production keeps your attention with twist and turns that will have you asking questions when its over.

Psychotic Thriller!
by Andrea Harwell Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Because of the scarcity of the set (a single chair) the onus is placed on the actors to deliver a dialogue that will keep the audience spellbound. Kudos to the young actors for pulling it off!

Jack is the straight man setting up the complexites of Mr. Wilson. A convincing portrayal of Mr. Wilson showcases the nuances of this young actor's ability.

The spatter of humor throughout the play gives just the right degree of emotional antithesis.

The description of the show is somewhat misleading - it is almost a psychotic thriller.