Before the Red Trees Come — theater review for LA Weekly, Fringe
June 15, 2012
LA Weekly — theater reviews for Hollywood Fringe Fest – HFF 2012
June 18, 2012

pool (no water) – theater review for Hollywood Fringe Fest – HFF 2012

Photo credit: Jazmin Monet Estopin.

Photo credit: Jazmin Monet Estopin.

I had heard raves from my fellow critics about this show, so my expectations were reasonably high.

Alas, those expectations were dashed by a play that had its merits (the incisive storyline was excellent) but was largely tedious to endure. Way too much yelling going on, methinks.

The much-touted movement aspect of the piece was well synched to the text but left this critic cold. I spent a lot of my time watching the mirrored images screened upstage, but some were ill-chosen, poorly rendered and eventually became repetitious. Some of the projected art works were wonderful, though.

Basically, this was a show I enjoyed more upon reflection than I did throughout its 80 minute duration.

 

Photo credit: Jazmin Monet Estopin.

 

pool (no water)

Directed by Monkey Wrench Collective artistic director Dave Barton and choreographed by Angela Ann Lopez and Lee Samuel Tanng.

 

For more information on all Hollywood Fringe Festival plays, visit their official site.

 

 

 

Here’s an updated show list of my Hollywood Fringe Festival reviews. Click on the active links in the play’s title to go to its review page.

ArtsBeatLA HIT LIST:

FRIDAY, June 8

ANACONDA

SATURDAY, June 9

NO WAY AROUND BUT THROUGH – Falcon Theater, Toluca Lake

DOC FAUSTUS

 

SUNDAY, June 10

JENNIFER ANISTON STOLE MY LIFE – unreviewed

FRENCH CABARET – CARPE NOCTEM

 

Tuesday, June 12

BEFORE THE RED TREES COME 916A Formosa

 

FRIDAY June 15

MIXED PERSONALITY DISORDERS – Theatre Asylum

POOL (NO WATER) – Flight Theatre at The Complex

FILTHY LIARS – The Complex – East Theater

 

SATURDAY June 16

THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM – Rogue Machine (not Fringe)

WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN – Rogue Machine (not Fringe)

4 CLOWNS: THAT BEAUTIFUL LAUGH – Open Fist Theater

 

MONDAY, June 18

RED BASTARD – Artworks Theatre & Studios

 

TUESDAY, June 19

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET –Pantages

 

FRIDAY June 22

ALTARCATIONSActor’s Circle Theatre

LOST MOON RADIO – Fringe Central Mainstage, Open Fist Theatre Company

TAPE – Artworks Theatre

 

SATURDAY June 23

MISSION TO MATE – Theatre Asylum

 

 

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.