By Andrew Andrews
36 Juniper is a rare gem.
We knew that this show was going to be good when we heard it was coming from
But folks, we had no idea just how perfect this
Let’s start with the plot: a group of old friends gathers for a house party ten years after a tragic incident at their high school shattered their lives and, ultimately, their friendship.
It’s a perfect premise, filled with just the right balance of tension and humor, and the team of Wrong House playwrights
Next, let’s consider the acting, directed by Greg Pragel with a thorough understanding of just how the scenario would play out and how to extract it from his team. The playwrights themselves, along with fellow Wrong House members Brendan Byrne, Joe Reece and Jacob Dabby, deliver their lines perfectly, allowing the audience to forget you’re in a basement theatre and believe you’re more a fly on the wall of this rural American home
The set, assembled by the company (especially McInally) from personal effects, used furniture and some strategic purchases from Amazon, perfectly resembles any living room you might find anywhere outside of a major metropolitan city, where square footage is plentiful but decorating savvy is hard to come by. With perfect lighting (Zach Weeks) and sound (Alex Duncker) that always set just the right mood at just the right time,
So just how perfect
Normally we might say that with a little bit more workshopping, or a higher budget, or an equity cast,
This one is ready right now. The only thing it needs is for you and
Our advice to you is this:
See it, then come back here and tell us just how
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Andrew Andrews attended 36 Juniper at Teatro Circulo in New York on Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 8:00pm to write this review.