Dry Land (review)

Dry Land (review)
Dry Land (review)
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THE PLAY: The dialogue revolves around 2 teenage girls on the high school swim team, one of whom is desperate for a way to terminate her pregnancy.

 

THE PRODUCTION: Call me old fashioned, but I like my plays to have some focus. This is more a situation surrounded by teenage interactions and their mercurial emotions. Despite the sometimes pointless exchanges, the production is superb. Aiden Orr and Jessie Kraemer are excellent in capturing the neurotic insecurity and easy natural rapport in their relationship. Dixon Cashwell’s brief appearance brings a captivating level of hyper energy to the show. Director Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates has allowed the actors to create compelling characters and staged the interactions with variety and energy (the climactic scene is intense to the point of discomfort). David P. Melton has created a simple, yet attractive locker room with one easy scene change. NOTE: Sit in the middle section or house right for the best viewpoint. Running time: 1:35 (no intermission)

 

THE POINT: Although the play’s aimless exchanges clutter the central theme, it presents interesting characters and the production is fiercely compelling.

 

4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

 

At TheatreLab thru 5/6

 

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW (as aired on WRIR)

 

Dixon Cashwell and Jessie Kraemer (Photos by Tom Topinka)

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