Dead Certain: A Critically Acclaimed Psychological Thriller by Marcus Lloyd
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Award-winning actress/playwright Chris Black enters the ring for a dramatic one-woman show in Tough, which is inspired by the life of famed boxer John L. Sullivan, who traveled coast-to-coast challenging people to fights. While Sullivan's background, rise to fame and decline motivate the performance, Black's interest also lies in what it means to be strong and how athletes and performers harness that "special something" to become extraordinary. Black opens the show by throwing her hat in the ring and announcing the rules of the game, all while enjoying some good whiskey. Don't miss this unique, gender-bending performance that mixes power and poignancy. Learn More
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A terrific night of theater!
The two actors were phenomenal, the tension we felt was palpable, and we were on the edges of our seats for most of the show!
This was our first time at the Royce Gallery, and we thought it was...continued
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“This production is the sleeper of New York City’s small theatre season to date…Mr. Lloyd’s Oxford education is on display in this excellent work and it only goes to prove what an above average foundation in literary skill combined with mindful direction can do to produce a complete and unblemished theatrical product.” —retrovisionmedia.com
“A standing ovation for this deadly jewel of a play.” —sfstation.com
“What makes it more intriguing is its self-referential theme, as Lloyd interweaves the plot with the story of its creation.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Returning from a stint in New York, Dead Certain rolls into town alive and kicking…This neatly staged production of British playwright Marcus Lloyd’s 1999 thriller is genuinely enjoyable and gripping…” —San Francisco Bay Guardian
“Fine performances which resonate with quiet believability and psychological (albeit twisted) honesty…Recommended for die-hard fans of mysteries and thrillers as well as purveyors of good acting, Dead Certain will certainly entertain.” —San Francisco Bay Times
Written by Marcus Lloyd
Directed by Andrey Esterlis
Starring Diana Brown and Andrey Esterlis
Dead Certain, Marcus Lloyd’s first stage play, was first produced in 1999 at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and has since been seen in the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States.