A NERVOUS SMILE by John Belluso
"I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THIS SHOW. This is what art is about. Making you think, react, respond."
- Bill Cook, March 10, 2012
"AN EXQUISITELY ACTED PRODUCTION! These four impeccably cast actors give wrenching, superbly measured performances."
- Portland Phoenix, March 14, 2012
"PROVOCATIVE with SHARP-TONGUED WIT! The audience watched in rapt silence."
- Maine Sunday Telegram, March 11, 2012
"A 'MUST SEE' EVENING OF THEATRE! I guarantee you will not stop talking about this play long after the lights go black. GO EXPERIENCE IT!"
- Broadwayworld.com, March 12, 2012
DRAMATIC REPERTORY COMPANY presents John Belluso's compelling and heartfelt play.
Four parents are connected by a shocking choice in this surprisingly funny, lyrical, poignant and gripping drama. You think you know what you would do, but how can you be sure?
John Belluso bravely treads where few playwrights dare to go, and tackles difficult subjects with honesty, humor, compassion and skill. He holds up the mirror, and gives us the ability to see and understand our world in new ways.
Belluso (1969-2006) began using a wheelchair at the age of 13, and was a pioneering champion for artists with disabilities. A Nervous Smile was his last complete play before his untimely death.
"Provocative...meaty topics of immediate political and social currency...honest funny and compassionate."
- New York Times
"Belluso's dialogue is most compelling...because of his perspective, his empathy and obvious skill."
- San Diego Union-Tribune
"Belluso's play brings a fresh, honest perspective and a surprising amount of humor to the emotionally difficult subject."
- Louisville Courier-Journal
Studio Theater @ Portland Stage (View)
25A Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|