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  • Ben Braun:
    14 Apr. 2019
    Framing an unfortunately common-place tragedy like gun violence through the lens of a small, family-owned business and the effect of such an event on the family's ability to survive after it, Cathro has created a very timely and frightening piece of theater that tackles it's subject without becoming didactic or patronizing. I recommend it for production without reservation.
  • Zack Peercy:
    13 Apr. 2019
    This play is defined one of it's first images: a tea kettle slowly boiling to a scream.
    In the aftermath of a school shooting, protagonists Abby and Gail begin to boil as their respective reputation and livelihood are thrown into disarray. Cathro draws you in slowly, pacing a timely and realistic family drama, but there's something more that's bubbling: a social commentary on normalized violence, the lasting effects of trauma, and the complexities of intimacy. All blend together and develop into a poignant steam that screams through the kettle of this play.
    This show demands production.
  • Alexander Utz:
    8 Apr. 2019
    To me, the most impactful aspect of this piece was watching these four characters try to hold onto fragments of normalcy in their lives, in the aftermath of their worlds being turned upside-down. Very timely, very resonant.
  • Michael Dalberg:
    25 Mar. 2019
    The small town relationships resonate in a big city way, as the characters tackle a contemporary issue that continues to devastate and test all communities. The play can't help but be relatable even beyond the subject matter, as these everyday characters are people we ourselves see when we walk outside our own doors.
  • Madelyn Sergel:
    24 Mar. 2019
    An important story, beautifully told. The use of humor as counterpoint to the intensity of subject matter is masterful.
    For producers: Has excellent roles for 2 teenagers & 2 adults, is easy to mount with a topical subject addressed with depth, nuance, and insight.
    Highly Recommended
  • Dan Zellner:
    24 Mar. 2019
    Excellent exploration of the tragedy and impact of school shootings. A very timely piece and at the same time one that explores universal themes of connection and cause and effect.