Rave Reviews for the 2018 Festival

January 11, 2018

The reviews are in, with outstanding accolades. Philip Pearce's review at Monterey Bay Performing Arts specifically mentioned "Dragon Skin", "Waiting for Their Planes", "Phone Sets", "Sky Trail, Wilder" and "Anonymous Donor," among his favorites.

 

http://performingartsmontereybay.com/category/reviews/theater/

 

Good Times reviewer Steve Palopoli noted:

"The highlight of the first night is Dennis Porter’s “Lost & Found,” in which Kye Solomon and Caber Russell wander into (maybe?) the wrong room in a museum, and have to decide if a mop and bucket might be a piece of art—their exploration confounded by a strange art lover (Sarah Kauffman) and a custodian (Hannah Eckstein). It’s a very funny meditation on the nature of art that doesn’t stop surprising.

 

Eckstein is also in the festival’s absolute surefire crowd-pleaser from night two, Karen Schamberg and Wilma Marcus Chandler’s “Phone Sets.” She and Joyce Michaelson had the audience rollicking with laughter as Sister Mary Ecstasia and Sister Mary Agnostia, two retired nuns who discover a side hustle for which they could not be more poorly prepared. Also can’t-miss from night two is Steve “Spike” Wong’s “Dragon Skin,” a brilliantly staged one-man show which will challenge your conception of what a 10-minute play can be.

 

Overall, artistic director Wilma Marcus Chandler and producer Bonnie Ronzio, with the help of 16 talented directors and a remarkably fast stage crew, have put together another fine collection of 10-minute plays, with the second night the slightly stronger of the two."

 

http://goodtimes.sc/santa-cruz-arts-entertainment/stage/theater-review-8-tens-at-8/

 

PLAYING THOUGH FEBRUARY 4, ONLY A FEW PERFORMANCES STILL HAVE AVAILABLE TICKETS...GET YOUR TODAY!

 

Photo: "Phone Sets" is among the favorites on "B" night of the festival.

SMLXL

 

 

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