Strings, a world premiere bromantic dramedy
Guerrilla Rep and Mama Calizo's Voice Factory present "Strings", a new bromantic dramedy written by Terrence Beswick and directed by John Caldon - the writer/director team of last year's hit tragicomedy "hotshot".
Critical responses to "Strings":
"Conflicting memories smash together like charged particles in a cyclotron, and the reactions cannot always be controlled... Juan Carlos De La Rosa and Michael Rodriguez, respectively as the older and younger brothers, create compelling, intense characters that must operate on several levels... Director (John) Caldon has combined simplicity and imagination to stage the two-act play... 'Strings' is like theater squared, an engrossing passage through dramatic dimensions on a rocky journey to catharsis." - Bay Area Reporter
"...a remarkably rich tableau of memory, imagination, critique, and good old sibling rivalry in Guerrilla Rep and Terrence Beswick's sharp and rewarding world premiere... two rigorous and engaging performances, combined with director John Caldon's shrewd use of properties and a trim physical vocabulary, cast a strong spell throughout... if art is a lie that tells the truth, there are still two sides to every theatrical outing." - SF Bay Guardian
"Playwright Beswick fearlessly delves into multiple reality levels ranging from "fact" to "theatre" and plenty of points in between. His multi-layered script posits complex questions about memory as well as art itself within the amorphous limbo world of theatre. Also, numerous levels of "now" seamlessly shift, including past tense narration, current-time narration, active- and passive-voice flashbacks, actors arguing about the script in progress, and more... Actors Juan De La Rosa and Michael Rodriguez invest themselves fully, and their character differentiations are finely-tuned, both vocally and physically. With unflagging energy the two handsome and young bearded men skillfully morph between characters and levels of reality. Excellent work. Director John Caldon provides many dynamic visuals, and he wisely keeps the pacing brisk." - SF Bay Times
For tickets ($15 general, $12.50 students/seniors, $10 groups of 10+), call 800-838-3006 or visit www.guerrillarep.org.
A portion of all ticket sales from "Strings" will be donated to Community United Against Violence.
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory
1519 Mission Street (btwn S. Van Ness & 11th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94103
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