The reviews for the 15th annual Best of PlayGround Festival are in and, while everyone seems to have their own favorites, the festival is clearly resonating with critics and audiences alike.
“PLAYGROUND is a local treasure that fosters playwriting, and this is an evening of theatre that is a sure bet. You’ll be debating about which one you liked best, and it’s a hard choice since they are all contenders.” –John McMullen, Examiner.com (For the full review, visit http://exm.nr/lytIcW.)
“The joy of a short play festival is the utter diversity in style, tone and voice. You can have what amounts to a sketch comedy bumping up against muscular drama, an intriguing fragment or a surprising burst of poetry. All of that happens and more in Best of Playground 15: A Festival of New Writers & New Plays at the Thick House.” – Chad Jones, Theatre Dogs (For the full review, visit http://bit.ly/lJn0lB.)
“…an eclectic selection all worth a visit, some more so than others.” – Kedar Adour, Theatre World Internet Magazine (For the full review, visit http://bit.ly/kyLQzm.)
And here are a few (unedited) patron reviews:
“Great talent all around - writers, directors, actors, stage crew.”
“A wonderful night of theatre. The seven short plays were intriguing, clever; good writing and some good acting as well. Don't miss this one!!”
“Very interesting points of view. The play ESCAPADES was breathtaking in its subject matter, acting, ingenious staging. I will definitely go next year. Attending opening night is fun as you get to go to after party and mingle with writers, actors, producers. Great night and lots to talk about.”
“Actors were versatile and did a terrific job. I liked some plays more than others; the show as a whole was entertaining and thought provoking.”
“Show was good but seats are pretty uncomfortable :- /”
If you haven't seen it for yourself, there are still two weeks left in this year's Best of PlayGround Festival (running Thu-Sun, through May 29). Visit http://playground-sf.org/boxoffice.shtml for the complete schedule and to purchase tickets online.