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  • Cheryl Bear:
    13 Apr. 2021
    A terrific exploration of friendship, marriage and betrayal in the theatre. Fantastic!
  • Dana Leslie Goldstein:
    3 Feb. 2020
    "One Month Along" by Franky Gonzalez is much more than a loving homage to Pinter's "Betrayal". His characters have layers of past damage, mingled with self-reflection, that help you care about their choices and missteps from the very first scene (which is the end of their story chronologically). Funny, sad, poetic and thoughtful, "One Month Along" makes you wish it would start over again as soon as it ends, so you can take it all in one more time, knowing how it all began.
  • Dave Osmundsen:
    30 Jan. 2020
    Reading like a modern-day response to Pinter's "Betrayal," this play shares that play's pointed use of economic yet potent language to explore issues of love, trust, sex, abandonment, neglect, and passion among three artists. On a deeper level, there is a rumbling of "What if?" underneath the surface of these characters and their situation, which adds quite a melancholy and poignant feel to the proceedings. A fascinating read!
  • Maximillian Gill:
    30 Jan. 2020
    Yes, Gonzales is taking on that famous play by Pinter with this piece, but the writer's voice and his characters are so specific I quickly forgot I was watching something based on something else. The play depicts a love triangle between a woman and two men she is involved with, yet Gonzalez takes the time to also render the special intimacy between the two male characters with a sensitivity that I find rare and truly wonderful.
  • Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos:
    30 Jan. 2020
    This piece - using a love triangle as its vehicle - feels deeply personal. Its lean dialogue crafted with surgical precision. Stylized and yet still moving, the play folds back onto itself to reveal a history that predicts the future. Gonzalez’ well-executed homage to a distinct style of theatre that adds its on originality to the canon. Well done.
  • Molly Wagner:
    30 Jan. 2020
    With a deeply poetic language reminiscent of some of the literary greats, this play is a wonderful non-linear look at the relationship amongst artists and how art can manifest itself into life.
  • Nelson Diaz-Marcano:
    21 Sep. 2019
    Gonzalez writing is a lesson on theater every time you read him. His work has a way to both have empathy for its characters but no time to forgive them for their actions. The way this play builds backwards, giving us glimpses of the puzzle that humanity is, till we get the whole picture is nothing short of brilliant. He makes an exploration about friendship and romance feel like a thriller, because ultimately every love story kind of is. Franky just unlock how to present that.
  • David Hansen:
    14 Apr. 2019
    Gonzalez’s play achingly traces the creation and disillusion of a love triangle, but not in that order, telling a story scene by scene in reverse chronological order. He takes us back and back, peeling away the layers of deceit and unhappiness to get to the original sin of this doomed relationship— the idea that you can wish a romantic partnership into reality based on an idea. It’s a well-crafted romantic mystery and one I highly recommend.
  • Claudia Haas:
    27 Mar. 2019
    A beautiful and heart-stopping anatomy of both friendship, marriage and collaboration. It’s spare and unsparing. Gonzalez pays homage to a play that came before but has his own voice in the subject of betrayal, art and the nuances of love. A layered play which gives so much to all the artists involved.
  • Greg Burdick:
    27 Mar. 2019
    Raw, spare, and yet packed to the rafters with tension and depth, “One Month Along” is an autopsy of a marriage, a friendship, and a career. Gonazlez has an economy of words in this piece that is remarkable. Rhythms created by the moments when his characters speak (and when they don’t,) will make for a compelling evening for audiences, and a delicious challenge for the actors.

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