Recommended by Patrick Vermillion

  • Come When I Call
    27 Feb. 2020
    Melanie has a knack for finding the the most compelling ways human beings struggle between their feelings and their sense of morality. Each character is a complex tour de force, the kind any actor would love to dive deep into and the play never settles on letting one character completely turn villainous or heroic. By the end you end up asking yourself how you would approach this situation and the answers are terrifying but exhilarating. A deeply complex portrait of an under-portrayed situation
  • Hitler's Tasters
    13 Jul. 2019
    I saw this play at North Shore Performing Arts center on July 12th, 2019. This play has a phenomenal premise, and manages to overcome some of it's more shocking elements to be both funny and endearing. I think most surprising was how I thought I was able to separate myself from these characters and label them as awful people, until circumstances and suddenly I found myself scared for their lives. Effective, moving and funny!
  • An Actor
    18 Jun. 2019
    A sharp and funny short play that refuses to pull punches in its depiction of a selfish but all-to-familiar aspiring artist. The kind of play that will sit with its audience long after it's performed. Couples who see this together be warned!
  • It Be Like That
    18 Jun. 2019
    A humorous, beautiful, and undeniably groundbreaking piece of theatre that brings ideas and themes to the table I have never seen in the mainstream show. It thrives on a deeply personal story that manages to achieve a universality without sacrificing its unique specificity and well-drawn characters
  • White or Garden in the Tin Can
    18 Jun. 2019
    A refreshingly dark Science Fiction piece that resists the tired romanticism and fantastical tropes of its genre. Rather, White is a brutal depiction of humanity in an unsettlingly plausible future. But it's harsh feasibility is accompanied with wondrous moments of expressionism, which helps assert its undeniable theatricality.
  • The Curse of Giles Corey
    18 Jun. 2019
    Equal parts humorous and terrifying, Curse of Giles Corey connects seemingly unrelated events in American history to create a powerful statement on the country's dark authoritative history. But it shines in its offbeat, unassuming humor, which adds a Coen Brothers-like dark comedy to the mix without ever succumbing to an easy nihilistic conclusion. Rather, the play, despite all odds, manages to delve into some of the darkest parts of American history and come out with an almost optimistic outlook. Or at least one worth debating
  • Kindred
    18 Jun. 2019
    Kindred is a deeply complex play, with two strongly written women, bound by blood, struggling to maintain a relationship that might cause them both more harm than good. It's short, straight-forward and reverberatingly powerful. It's also undemanding in production-resources without sacrificing its mutli-faceted thematic quality.
  • They Could Give No Name
    18 Jun. 2019
    I was engrossed in this play from the first few pages. It's exceptionally written in how it manages to hold characters accountable for their actions without sacrificing sympathetic aspects that make them well-rounded and human. It takes a relevant topic that many are afraid to discuss and makes it into compelling art without sanitizing it