Jesseboy 041910
4.6 / 5 Rated by 36 members
Review from Wendy Bass Scharf
283 events 127 reviews

Run, don't walk , to this ab-fab show. The Ruskin has another hit on it's hands, as this very dark play holds your attention throughout, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Acting was superior, with Zach Book and Chris Mulkey doing their...continued

reviewed May 14 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Judith D.
131 events 98 reviews

The actor who played Jesse was excellent, but the material was too lowbrow for me; lots of swearing and bad grammar along with some nudity to the point where I really didn't care what happened to any of them, except Jesse. If crude is your thing,...continued

reviewed May 02 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Corrina L.
62 events 45 reviews

Absolutely loved this play. But if you want a light-hearted, feel good play this is not the one for you. It is dark and extremely disturbing but it makes you think. I went on opening night where there was only 4 seats available to the public -...continued

reviewed Apr 30 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from J
26 events 16 reviews

What a play! Excelent, Excelent, Excelent... All the five casts were awesome! They delivered amazing performances. Jesse boy was great. The story was well written and directed. Perfect combination. Congratulation guys!

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kate McManus
1 event 1 review

Jesse Boy is extremely powerful. Maybe the most powerful play I've ever seen. Not only because it's impeccably well-done. From the Elvis-centric set to the 80s- reflective costuming to the staging to the sound design. But mainly because of the...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea Szeredy
Red Velvet 262 events 194 reviews

Excellently done - this is one of the finest acting groups I've had the pleasure of seeing. Everyone was outstanding. It is a sad true-to-life story & should be told. You won't be sorry seeing this one. Just know it is very intense!

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Sammy Green
Red Velvet 227 events 166 reviews

You cant say really bad things about this play.All the five casts in this play are fantastic.Actually,i am waiting for Jesse boy part 2

reviewed May 09 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from APB
Red Velvet 169 events 60 reviews

What a treat! Terrific performance across the board.

reviewed Jun 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from paul p
443 events 121 reviews

The positives were a really committed cast and director, who made the material seem at times, better than it was.The negatives were overly long, too many unresolved plot points, and too much plot! Neeeded drastic editing, act one about 80 minutes,...continued

reviewed Jun 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Ilene Werner
126 events 52 reviews

We have never been disappointed by any play we have seen at Ruskin & this one is no exception.Unbelievable acting!

reviewed May 01 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Burtt
44 events 28 reviews

When you go to a small theater, you don't expect world class performances...until you visit the Ruskin. The story is character driven and very, very heavy. Only very good acting with a lot of willingness to take risks can successfully accomplish...continued

reviewed May 02 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kurt
67 events 22 reviews

I enjoyed and highly recommend this outstanding production. This is an intense and powerful drama with excellent performances all around. Robert Mollohan has written, and Karen Landry has directed, a superb character-driven play about a...continued

reviewed May 23 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Wendy Guzman
110 events 19 reviews

I LOVED this show!!!! It moved me to tears (and I don't cry easily). It was a wonderful show and I recommend it to EVERYONE. If Goldstar could offer 10 stars--I'd give it a ten. Go see for yourself. Phenomenal acting, great staff,great parking,...continued

reviewed Jun 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from sharon
54 events 12 reviews

Excellent performances by all. Extremely intense and believable - had my full attention from beginning to end.

reviewed Jun 19 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from DTD
36 events 12 reviews

Our second visit to the Ruskin was as enjoyable as our first. The production was excellent, and the cast was fantastic. I recognize Chris Mulkey from his TV work, but the rest of the cast was equally engaging. The Goldstar deal made it even...continued

reviewed Jun 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Shelley Fisher
30 events 8 reviews

This show was amazing in every way, especially for a small theater. The writing, the actors, direction and mood were mesmerizing though obviously very dark. Jesse was so believable as to evoke tears as was Abigail the hopeless...continued

reviewed Jun 06 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Phyllis Klein
18 events 7 reviews

A very intense story, handled so well. The acting was excellent.

reviewed May 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Elizabeth Ragagli
38 events 7 reviews

Absolutely fantastic!
Each actor was so amazing. Although, the subject matter is emotionally charged and uncomfortable you are grateful for all four actors incredible talent and ability to transport you.
Top notch !

reviewed Jun 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from David Recinos
71 events 7 reviews

Terrific acting: I especially liked the homeless/alcoholic father and the actor playing Jesse, who is convincing as the mentally-challenged brother. The only drawback for me is, I really don't see nudity being necessary.....all it does is draw...continued

reviewed Jun 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
7 events 6 reviews

Excellent acting and wonderful script. Could not have asked for more! I will surely be back to events at the Ruskin Theater Group.

reviewed Jun 05 2010 report as inappropriate
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