John Collins commands the stage in his role as Ben, the doctor who is heading up the assisted-suicide program. He delivers a heart-stopping monologue early on in the show that left the audience stunned. J.P Chartier and Thea Nikolic are captivating to watch as they fire lines back and forth with expert timing. They bring the struggling marriage of Allison and Patrick to the stage with passion and earnestness, and manage to breathe new life into the difficulties of getting close to another person. Top that off with some flashy audiovisual effects and a great musical score and you’ve got 2020 – a firecracker of a show that is not to be missed!
Breaking Rank is a fascinating story, told with detail that could only be captured by a man who was there himself. This one man autobiographical drama offers up a front row seat as GI Howard Petrick endeavors to fight against the Vietnam war from within the war itself.
Trashman’s Dillemma was hands down the best performance I have ever seen at a fringe festival. This sci-fi/drama throws its audience into an unknown future distopian world where language has been taken from humanity along with clouds, free will and the ability to truly connect with each other. I spent the entire play on the edge of my seat trying to piece everything together. Though I’m still not entirely sure I got every detail by the end. I can assure you this was one head trip worth taking and since at every show the actors will be changing roles, it may be worth taking more than once.