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  • Christopher Plumridge:
    21 Feb. 2023
    A dream within a dream...erm within a dream? This is a unique, odd and wonderful play. We sometimes dream this way and wake up confused, then reality slowly kicks in and we have to face up to it... and in this case to try to save what we love.
    Maybe a hair tuck and half smile might...just possibly... save the day.
    This would be a fun challenge to stage.
  • Daniel Prillaman:
    27 Jan. 2023
    Do I pretend to know what "ontological" means? Yes, I do. Did I look it up? Yes, I did. Do I pretend to know about more "Dawson's Creek" and Scientology than I do? No. I know nothing. I know woefully little. James Van Der Beek. What I do know is that Gatton never fails, and his short play of Russian nesting doll dreams is hilarious. And yes, pretty privilege is real.

    My hair got longer as I read it.

    And I'm smiling now.

    You know, only a little.
  • Jacquelyn Floyd-Priskorn:
    24 Jan. 2023
    Oh man, what a roller coaster this short play takes you on! It’s an over the top farce until it’s not for poor Dan. If only he had more hair to tuck behind his ear, maybe he’d get what he wants.
  • Jarred Corona:
    23 Jan. 2023
    I'm a sucker for dreams. I love what they mean for a story. If something ends with, "And it was all a dream," I will eat that shit up. Please let me talk about meaning in the "meaningless." Which is to say, I'm sort of primed to enjoy this short. Which I do. There's violence, melodrama, laughter, and then a gut punch of emotion. That's a lovely combination to pull off within 2 hour. HTHS manages to do it in far less. Vince Gatton and his skills strike again.
  • Scott Sickles:
    22 Dec. 2022
    Oh Joey and Pacey… We didn’t know how much we wanted you together until you were and everything we thought made sense didn’t but it was okay because this new reality made so much more sense and Jackson aged much better than van Der Beek anyway, at least during the FRINGE years, and God that show was amazing at bending and blending realities, and while Jackson’s had a reliable career, Katie’s post-Creek life had an extraordinarily different arc.

    Oh, I’m not gonna talk about the play. Or have I been talking about it?

    Read this!
  • Jeffrey James Keyes:
    20 Apr. 2021
    I got such a kick out of this play. Smart, funny, poignant, with a bit of delicious nostalgia for those of us who ventured to Bayside once a week in the late 90's. Gatton's writing and humor is crisp and delightful, he takes you on a fun journey with a hefty bag of celebrity junk food packed along for the ride. It starts off with "Joey & Pacey", what more could you want in a short comedic play?
  • Cheryl Bear:
    19 Mar. 2020
    Dawsons Creek and Katie Holmes fans will love, very funny!
  • David Hilder:
    16 Jul. 2015
    A Russian doll of a play, with a center rooted in guilt and loneliness. A lovely, lovely play -- and very funny, to boot.