Saturday, June 14, 2014

POSSUM DREAMS @ none too fragile

none too fragile is located in Pub Bricco, 1841 Merriman Road, Akron
June 13th-28th, 2014

Roy Berko

“Possum Dreams” is a poorly written and conceived script which gets a better than deserved production at none too fragile theater.  While Andrew Narten and Leighann Niles DeLorenzo are excellent, the play, itself, is not.  Oh well, even none too fragile has to stage something that is less than outstanding every once in a while.

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Christine Howey 

It’s mostly an amazing, intense experience, thanks to his often deftly written script, two spectacular performances and the masterful direction of Sean Derry.

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

Kerry Clawson

POSSUM DREAMS is a fascinating, two-actor portrayal of a marriage gone wrong, contained in just one alcohol- and drug-infused night as husband and wife Walter and Jan Landing — who have been together nearly two decades — finally face their ugly truths.

Audience members are right on top of this awesome fight in the middle of the Landings’ living room, voyeurs to the dynamics between husband and wife behind closed doors. To say this work is intimate would be an understatement. The play, which runs about 100 minutes with no intermission, is a nonstop scene of domestic combat, both verbal and physical.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Andrea  Simakis

"Possum Dreams" feels like an unhinged cousin to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "God of Carnage;" it's a play with similar DNA but willing to go further, break more windows, get into more trouble, than its older relations. 

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