by Richelle Amundson on August 12, 2017
This user has reviewed 39 shows
I had tears at the end that were hard to choke back and difficult to identify the source of. The play did an excellent portrayal of how we mask our hurt and either shut down connection or turn our pain on those we love in the form of anger.
good drama, performances
by Clark Kinser on August 10, 2017
This user has reviewed 6 shows
The writing is good as is the acting. I recommend it.
by Holly Peterson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 18 shows
I enjoyed this production.
The description does not reflect the show very well. I mention this only because I think the actual story is much more complex and nuanced than it sounds in the write up. Both characters are coping with the same loss and it is strange that the person with the lesser connection to the person who died is the one whose loss is mentioned in the write up. I also would not consider this a spoken word piece because the spoken word moments are performed to an audience within the cast.
All three performances are very strong. I especially liked that the writing gives the audience a few puzzles to work out.
by Diana Thompson on August 7, 2017
This user has reviewed 9 shows
Let me start by saying that I think this show needs a trigger warning in the program. The content is very dark, and certainly audiences need to be aware of that. That being said, I absolutely LOVED the chemistry that these actors brought to the stage. Kate Stevenson and Christopher Kent play off each other so well. Add Adam Mellrup in there as the perfect catalyst, and the relationships between the three just ignite the story. They made really clever use of such a small space, and were smart about how they used it. Overall, a really beautiful and heart-breaking show.
by Peter Henry on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show
The actors ability to draw you in and feel their intimate and raw emotion was incredible!
by Austin Vockrodt on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 1 show
If you like the works of Tennessee Williams or Arthur Miller you need to see this play. Dead Silence is an engaging, well-written story with very strong performances from the three cast members. While they did technically go over the 60 minute time limit, the quality of the performance far outshines any time limits.
Drama cut short
by Eric Meininger on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 31 shows
A drama that was certainly engaging, unfortunately cut in the ultimate sentence by Fringe staff for running over. Recommended. Nice staging for such a tiny space.
Love, Loss, Grief, Art: A Slice of Life
by Vivian Cook on August 6, 2017
This user has reviewed 3 shows
2140 Productions has brought to life an honest, gripping story of loss and relationship. A familiar combination of humor and tragedy pulled me into the lives of these characters from beginning to end. I was moved and constantly surprised and engaged by the dynamic choices in the production's acting, staging, and writing. Haunting, poetic, and truthful. Five stars. I would recommend this to all.
by Geoffrey Conklin on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 5 shows
A gripping story with really compelling acting. Plus it's new work which is always impressive. I highly recommend this show.
by Andy Rakerd on August 5, 2017
This user has reviewed 16 shows
This is a strong first showing for an up-and-coming company. Strong writing with a poetry motif that brilliantly channeled through some talented performers. I was also impressed with their creative staging and lighting in such an intimate space. It's a hard drama, which is a rarity for the Fringe. Go in braced for that, and you'll see something really special.
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by Stephanie Alexander on August 4, 2017
This user has reviewed 7 shows
So good. Intense, powerful, amazing. Just go see this show.