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  • Chase Wheaton-Werle:
    25 Feb. 2024
    Muted says so much while the characters speak so little. We are granted but sparse poignant glimpses into the life (and afterlife) of the characters in this tight three-hander.

    From the jump, the audience is primed to look for the story between the lines: in a glance, in a word unsaid, in a private moment. And the more you look, the more you are rewarded, as even in the order of these vignettes, you can see the play’s two halves reflect each other, hinged by a pivotal moment of self-reflection.

    A sure-fire winner in 40 minutes
  • Michael Jones:
    24 Feb. 2024
    A haunted house. But sad. A beautiful play that lingers on you.

    I root for Sid, not because he's right, but because I was once wrong.
  • Patrick Vermillion:
    20 Feb. 2024
    Muted is a play about the ways in which we are tied to the people who leave too soon - whether they were close family members or an old classmate crush. It's about a very specific type of haunting - a form of guilt that is as inexplicable and unsolvable as the death that originates it. What do we owe the ghosts who live in our head? How do we live up to the opportunities we are given that they never had? A play that reaffirms how kindness is necessary in a cruel and indifferent world.
  • Katherine Gwynn:
    18 Feb. 2024
    got to see a production of this at Red Theatre--the play is worth it alone for the devastating moment of Chelsea screaming into the recorder, playing back her own silence, her loneliness a vice grip in the room around her.
  • Liv McDaniel:
    12 Feb. 2024
    A perfect representation of grief and suffering that captures the audience and makes them feel trapped along with the characters. Through the play’s arc, the story shifts from being unsettling and haunting to showcasing how simple acts of friendship can change someone’s perception of themselves to find inner peace. This is probably the most “human” a ghost story can possibly get.
  • Zach Barr:
    12 Feb. 2024
    A haunting play about the ways we wrestle with grief, push away guilt, stew in hopelessness, and come out the other side changed for...if not the better, at least changed. Peercy's writing always remains clear to the reader while remaining hugely variable in performance.
  • Andy Boyd:
    16 May. 2023
    A chilling minimalist play about a boy, a girl, and a ghost. David Foster Wallace said every love story is a ghost story, but is every ghost story therefore a love story? At any rate, this one certainly is. It made me think about the ways that tragedies we are only tendentially connected to sometimes tail us around, sticking in our minds far deeper than we feel they logically should. Why do certain things wound us so deeply? This seems to be one of the questions asked by this small, fragile, beautiful play.
  • Paul Donnelly:
    7 Oct. 2019
    Gripping and mysterious, chilling in the best possible way. This is a human and humane ghost story, most discomforting at its most mundane. I'm not sure I can convey the depth of my enthusiasm and admiration for this piece without resorting to spoilers so I'll stop here, except to say that it also has moments of breathtaking theatricality and surprise.
  • John Bavoso:
    3 Mar. 2019
    A beautifully understated meditation on the people and events we carry with us through time. Also makes you question whether the idea that people we’ve lost being with us at all times in spirit is always comforting. Would make a thoughtful addition to a college festival — recommended!