Shapes of Love
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Company Name: Potluck Productions
Ratings: PG (parental guidance suggested)
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. Do you play the hand you're dealt? Are there really second chances? Or is love truly other-worldly? This collection of short plays will make you laugh, it might make you cry, and it will definitely make you wonder.
|Joyce Slater||Producer, Director|
|Sarah Frog Owen||Stage Manager|
|Glendora Davis||Producer, Props|
|Mary Beth Gordon||Producer|
|Lezlie Revelle Zucker||Producer, Music|
Past Fringe Shows:
|Turning Points||2014 / Kansas City Fringe Festival|
|After Midnight||2015 / Kansas City Fringe Festival|
|Blackmail, Murder, and Other Ways to Say I Love You||2017 / Kansas City Fringe Festival|
|Accidental Points of View||2019 / Kansas City Fringe Festival|
Hit all the heart spots. Dibs captured the hidden art of friendship and dating in a world of me me me. The spirit filled storyline and playful love of two unassuming characters in Worst Poltergeist kept me intrigued and laughing while mesmerized by the charisma of Connor Eastman as Frank. Tear ducts were filling and hearts were pounding at the first sight of two old flames in Last Chance. The chemistry of Beth and Reese played by Suzanne Bailey and Nathaniel Thomas was electric as you waited breathlessly for their story to unfold. And Lezlie Revelle Zucker…I could listen to her soulful, light-hearted voice and guitar every second of the day.
Really enjoyed the 3 plays that were presented – particularly the poltergeist. Love physical humor and the actor was superb in his role.
Three short stories of every day life of relationships, friendships and life’s uncertainty. You will definitely see yourself in one of the stories and you will transported into the lives of the characters. Dibs was full of humor and angst. Last Chance was hopeful and sweet played well by Suzanne Bailey & Nathaniel Thomas. Kelly Candy was the quintessential loyal & encouraging friend. Excellent work & worth the time!
I loved the live music played in between each set. My favorite show of the set would be the Poltergeist and I thought Connor Eastman’s commitment to the role was commendable. The final show of the set had a pair of nice performances, even if the writing was a bit too sweet at times.
Three charming short plays, all well done. And the musical interludes added even more stories!
Each of these vignettes had nice structure, they felt like sitcom episodes from different series. Some notable performances help this collection along but ultimately the writing didn’t quite do it for me. Dibs lacked maturity and modernity in thought and Worst Poltergeist was charming but lacked specificity in action. Last Chance was the most fleshed-out of the set and felt like it would be right at home on the Hallmark channel. Just too sweet for me.