Smudge: Emmy-Winning Writer's Dark Comedy About Parenting
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The last date listed for Smudge was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 2:30pm.
Currently at Athenaeum Theatre Studio One
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With issues of racism and social justice dominating the national conversation, one play speaks vo … More
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Featured review from Scott C.Red Velvet
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As an avid theater-goer I can NOT recommend this show. Although Scott Allen Luke and, especially, Stevie Chaddock Lambert did fine acting jobs, the material was neither interesting nor worthwhile. And don't get me started on the idiotic scenic design by Chad Bianchi! Who puts actors in a, literal, 3-sided box with sound-proofing material? And if the story has a slide presentation given by one of the characters, wouldn’t it make sense to have the presentation on a solid colored wall instead of a patterned one? I think so! But apparently Mr. Blanchi doesn’t possess COMMON SENSE! Go see something else worthwhile instead of wasting your money and 90-minutes on this show.
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Hoped for a good show but was disappointed. Not a fan... Found myself bored and annoyed with the story and some of the acting - wanting to leave after 30 minutes but trapped by an intermission-free performance. Regardless, a nice evening out....continued
First-time parents Nick and Colby have given birth to Cassie, a baby that is not at all who they believed she would be. While Nick earnestly attempts to bond with the baby, Colby is horrified, ambivalent and humorously hostile, calling the baby a “freak,” a “creature” and a “smudge.” A reality they never imagined confronts their expectations of parenthood, and their marriage begins to crumble. At times funny, at times achingly sad, Smudge is a play about the disasters we don’t plan for, and how we come to accept them.