Thursday, August 15, 2013


August 23--September 14

Bob Abelman

Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also a graphic novelist, employs comic book structure, comic book conventions and comic book vernacular to drive his quirky comedy.  Director Cory Molner and his designers provide highly complementary window dressing.  All this is clever stuff, but the absence of an engaging storyline and fully fleshed out characters threatens this production’s integrity.  Fortunately Zak Hudak saves the day like the superhero his character Ethan helps create. 

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.

Mark Horning
“Based on a Totally True Story” falls into that genre of “theater light”.  There are no universal truths unveiled, no earth shattering revelations, and no life changing philosophy to take home and use for the rest of your life.  It is simply what it is…a light comedy to make us laugh and distract us from life’s woes for awhile.  Well worth the price of the ticket.
To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.

Christine Howey

The title appears to be accurate. Trouble is, as a true story it’s not  particularly interesting, insightful or surprising.  The play is also saddled with structural difficulties (lots of phone conversations, lots of narration and exposition delivered direct to the audience) that director Cory Molner can’t fully overcome.

To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan


Based on a Totally True Story is a comedy with tons of heart that explores life, love, success, and how the choices we make affect others. It’s simply produced, well-acted and will leave you with a lot to think about.
To see a full review of this show, read Kory's blog here.

Andrea Simakis

Uh-huh. Wish I could’ve pushed the “erase” button on this one. Totally. 

To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit here.

Art Thomas

Zac Hudak's comic book writer Ethan is the spine of this play where the structure, set, and multiple plot lines resemble panels of a comic book. The interlocking metaphors form a slick and entertaining production that moves from comic to semi-tender through the evening.

 Click here to read Art Thomas' complete review at WestLife