Afterlife: a ghost story
Avery Schreiber Playhouse
4934 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood,
As rich in imagery as it is unsettling in tone, afterlife: a ghost story explores the fragility of the human psyche and the lingering effects of great loss framed by a chilling tale. An impending storm forces troubled couple, Connor and Danielle to return to their beachfront home for the first time since they lost their son. While they reluctantly attempt to secure their house and also try to pick up the pieces of their fractured lives, they are welcomed by dead fishes littering the shore, enormous black birds that appear to be waiting and watching and a familiar voice whispering from the waves…calling to them. When the storm hits sooner than expected, they are thrust into a another dimension, where they must confront their tragedy and learn how to cope with the pain of remembering before they are swept away forever. This hauntingly beautiful play asks the question: what do you do when hardest part of living is remembering?
Thru - Nov 12, 2017
Show Type: Drama
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Stage Raw - Recommended
"...Although the first half, filled with repetitious situations and long-winded dialogue, is awkwardly paced, the transition to the fantastical world of the second act is quite compelling. The later scenes are profoundly haunting, particularly when Knightly and Wallace’s steadfastly “normal” characters find themselves in increasingly bizarre circumstances. This is a good, crackling ghost story that engenders escalating unease as Yockey unspools his story."
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