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Show Me A Hero
Show Me  A Hero

Show Me A Hero
Write Act Repertory Theatre
Thru - Mar 29, 2020

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Write Act Repertory Theatre

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LA Splash- Highly Recommended

"...SHOW ME A HERO is a fascinating study taken from real life and should appeal to audiences interested in history, especially Greek history. At the same time, this is a love story which will draw in audiences captivated by deeply emotional themes. The parallel between stories from ancient Greek theater and these contemporary characters will certainly keep the audience involved."
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Elaine Mura



The Tolucan Times- Recommended

"...The acting and directing are riveting. Ilia Volok is completely believable as the convicted, unstoppable Alexander. The set perfectly recreates the interior of the residence in Greece, where all the heated conversations take place. We often hear stirring music, and sometimes the consoling sounds of the sea."
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Bob Rich



Hollywood Progressive- Somewhat Recommended

"...Despite compelling performances by the impassioned leads, this low budge production in an intimate theater is limited in scope – and perhaps in imagination. To drive home Petros’ heroism one has to be familiar with the Colonels’ coup and the horrors that they perpetrated. Manus is – he reported from Greece for decades, so as a firsthand observer of the junta the ex-journo may take for granted that Yankee Doodle Dandy audiences will be familiar with and care about these crimes against humanity. His play may be called Show Me a Hero, but too often instead of showing the viewers, the characters tell them about the regime’s terrors. Plot points such as torture need to be dramatized in order to engage the audience more fully (although, to be honest, I’m glad they didn’t act out the specific torture Petros suffered that he describes to Luisa)."
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Ed Rampell



NoHoArtsDistrict- Highly Recommended

"...I love how Write Act rises to everything they produce. They are boldly driven toward stories of freedom, excellence and sacrifice, and their productions never miss their mark. This production is as successfully executed and deftly directed as everything they do and I can highly recommend it. Lisa Robins as Fallaci is strong, sexy and fabulous to watch and Ilia Volok as Panogoulis is inspiring and heartbreaking. Rico Simonini as Panogoulis's friend and business partner is also really wonderful and the writing, by the prolific Willard Manus, is vivid and convincing. Bravo!!!"
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Samantha Simmonds



Stage Raw- Not Recommended

"...Daniel E. Keough’s direction is, for the most part, messy and convoluted. Many of the characters’ movements are too broad and melodramatic in a way that doesn’t correspond to the tone of the dialogue. Moreover, whenever Luisa and Petros show affection, whether embracing or holding hands while sitting next to each other, it comes across as awkward. There is a strained quality to their physical interactions not in keeping with those of a couple meant to be hopelessly in love."
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Nikki Munoz