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"Dead Metaphor"
98 ratings
4.1 average rating
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574 reviews
116 stars
attended Mar 01 2013

This show was incredible! I loved it. It's a must see.....

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158 reviews
525 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

I could pick apart some of the problems with "Dead Metaphor" - a couple of the characters are a little too two-dimensional and the ending is very unsatisfying (no one in the audience knew the show was over!), but with a terrific first act and some...continued

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138 reviews
36 stars
attended Mar 14 2013

The actors playing the father, the politician and the job counselor were top notch. The actor who played the veteran was comparatively weak; I didn't get some of the his choices. The moving round table set was cool. Second act was more...continued

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105 reviews
7 stars
attended Mar 20 2013

This was kind of a quirky play, with a very practical and different stage setting. I loved all the characters, and laughed alot. The ending was not what I expected, and at first I felt a little cheated, but then i realized that was a fascinating...continued

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72 reviews
74 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

very relevant and meaningful, yet funny. Great acting.

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68 reviews
26 stars
attended Mar 20 2013

Superb play, great comedy, food for reflection. Enjoyed discussion afterwards with Phil bronstein regarding returning vets. Go see this play!

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22 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

Outstanding! Well written. Superb acting and directing. Just a wonderful show.

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14 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

Dead Metaphor: Where forgotten Afghanistan war vets, the lousy job market, super-right-wing female politicians, impending motherhood, marriage, elder care, environmentalism, religion, love, hate, cynicism, pity, mercilessness and gas barbeques...continued

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42 stars
attended Mar 10 2013

Acting sets, writing were all superb. And ACT upgraded our tickets, so we were right up front, and got so much out of each facial expression.

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253 reviews
164 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

Wonderfully witty and great puns and metaphors! Great characters, from Dean, the soldier son, and his dad, to the job counselor to the Nikki Haley character, Helen. Great about current politics, and how our returning vets are treated. Especially...continued

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67 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 23 2013

Terrific play: well acted, well directed and great set. the motives are all so pertinent to today's issues. We enjoyed it very much,

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66 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 05 2013

Great script, great set, very good cast

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Mark Allen
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61 reviews
9 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

I enjoyed this dark comedy and would recommend it to others. The dialogue was blunt, quickly exposing the characters for who they were. Interesting set design with two circles moving in opposite directions - this enabled quick movements from...continued

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1 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

The first half was hilarious, with a wide variety of targets of dark but painfully-honest humor (politics, Republicans, spouses, aging, soldiers, poor interviewees, etc) and a clever staging device. The 2nd half wasn't nearly as good as it becomes...continued

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Fabulous dialogue but probably not for Republicans; very funny if you're more liberal

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Carol
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29 reviews
20 stars
attended Mar 05 2013

This is a play worth seeing! There are lots of laughs, but this is a serious subject that will make you think.

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sflass
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28 reviews
37 stars
attended Mar 14 2013

Awesome play - clever and hilarious

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desertdiver
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27 reviews
35 stars
attended Mar 13 2013

While flawlessly directed and acted, the set imaginative and novel, the lighting was weird and the plot fatally flawed.

There were funny moments for sure, but the ending was totally unsatisfactory, the plot twists non existant, and the dialog...continued

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