May 39th v 2 copyMAY 39th by Callie Kimball

Great review from LAist here.



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A sampling of audience reviews:

“See. This. Show. Funny, smart, and terrifying. Great performances and beautifully directed.”

GO SEE THIS! … Without giving away the story I will say the ending made me want to go back and see it again! Great writing, directing, and performances at this show.”

“This is the story of a new love blossoming between two people, immediately bucking up against restrictions imposed on them by society … the chemistry between Tracy Eliott and Michael Hyland is electric throughout the story’s many twists and turns as they explore their newly-ignited passion … you’d have to be a stone-cold robot to not have your heart wrenched by the ending.

“… it was such welcome treat to see two people simply talking to one another in an intimate space, trying desperately to connect. And that is done so well on top of that…outstanding. Well acted, well directed and just plain beautiful. Still, it is Fringe, so you just know something F’d up is going on beneath the surface. Have fun getting your face smacked off when you finally figure out just what the hell is going on …”

“On the surface seems like a satirical look at dating in the far future, but goes deeper to some real emotional and even dark places without losing its point, and becomes all the more poignant because of it.”

“This show would fit perfectly as an episode of Black Mirror.”

“Drops you into a new world, and by the time you think you’re caught up, it leaves you behind. Zigs when you think it will zag, especially the end, which funks your ship up.”

“This show is such a fantastic mix of funny and heart wrenching. The acting is fantastic and the direction is flawless. Loved this show, one of my top picks this year!

“It is the sort of theater piece that gives you plenty to talk about afterwards …”

“This is science fiction done right – using the genre to explore ourselves and the world around us. What obstacles do we put in our own way? What are put in our way by society? This story explores that in a very thoughtful way. The actors, though, are really what makes this more than a treatise on dating. I was pulled into the story by the amazing performances that made me care for the couple, feel for them and sometimes be disturbed by them. Well worth your time.”

Not to be missed. An engaging look at one possible future, crafted in a way that makes you laugh, cry, and hold your breath.”

Directed by Richard Tatum.
Featuring Tracy Eliott and Michael Hyland.