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  • Vince Gatton:
    20 May. 2019
    This short, sharp mostly-two-hander appears to be a very well-executed example of a familiar template: two strangers at odds in a public space who come to find commonalities and achieve understanding. But this little play has more on its mind about the world we live in today: how we respond to risk and where we seek safety, and how easily we can be manipulated into confusing the two.
  • Paul Donnelly:
    2 May. 2019
    I'm generally not a fan of twist endings, but the twist at the end of Threat Level: Cream felt organic and deeply existential, while also making me jump while reading. I can only imagine how effective it would be in production! The play leading up to the twist is a quite engaging portrait of two harried government workers meeting semi-cute on the Metro when suddenly ... well ... read it or see it for yourself.
  • Julie Zaffarano:
    21 Dec. 2018
    A seemingly “normal” commute with fun and witty banter that leads you in one enjoyable direction. But then Bavaso pulls the rug under you with a marvelous twist. Well done!
  • Emily Hageman:
    3 Aug. 2018
    Extremely funny, timely, and well-written, this ten-minute play is a trip (pun intended). Just when you think you know what's going to happen, Bavoso sends you reeling off in a direction you never expected. Full of snappy, witty dialogue, great roles for both actors, a strange little truth that many of us have felt but never expressed, and a wicked ending that will leave audiences talking about it for days. Great piece!
  • Britt A Willis:
    28 Jul. 2018
    I enjoy hyperlocal stories and Threat Level: Cream is a quintessential DC and Metrorail story, from recognizable characters to the very train announcements and posters. However, Bavoso makes this piece accessible to more than just Washingtonians, using DC scaffolding to talk about general American self-obsession and suspicions. Some great quips in here as well, which I've come to expect in Bavoso's work.
  • Asher Wyndham:
    17 Jun. 2018
    To say something or not about a suspicious or left behind item in public -- most of us, aware of living in a dangerous world where terrorism could happen anytime, can relate to this situation in Bavoso's play. We're always looking around, wondering about that backpack... Are we overreacting these days about our safety in public? Should we always say something to authorities, or will it just be a waste of time? And then the play becomes something else, a shocking twist that I didn't see coming. Check out this topical play.
  • Francis Boyle:
    14 Mar. 2018
    A tale you'll identify with- at first. Two people so run ragged by modern America's rampant negativity and obsession with safety meet on a Metro train. An unopened gallon of milk becomes the topic, but this play ends with a twist reminiscent of Zoo Story. Shocking and fun.