THE REVENANTS: 60% – SWEET

Anne Westcott and Carl Bradley Anderson in The Visceral Company’s production of “The Revenants,” playing at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center.

SWEET
The play is well written by Chicago-based playwright, Scott T. Barsotti. The special effects team is to be commended for “Zombie Transformation.” It is a show that all ages can enjoy – it is definitely unique. If you are twenty or thirty something….don’t miss it! Never seen a theatre production? Let this one be your first!
Jessica Kurtin – NoHoArtsDistrict

SWEET
Scott T. Barsotti’s script is the only weak spot. A little more focus and polish would have given the story a significant punch. The real stars of the production are Justin and Melissa Meyer for make-up and sets by Christine Bartsch and Michael Sadler. “The Revenants” raises some ethical quandaries that would be best discussed over dinner — no pun intended.
M. Jarett Christensen – Tolucan Times

BITTERSWEET
The cast does its best, considering the material and the production as a whole is effective, with a detailed basement set by Christine Bartsch, mood lighting by David Sousa, and eerie sound design by Ross Patel and John Santo. Dan Spurgeon’s direction could be a bit tighter, heightening some of the tension. It will be interesting to see what this theatre company can really do with a stronger script.
Obed Medina – EdgeLosAngeles

BITTER
Thus, a long and tediously unfolding chain of events is set in motion by characters entirely lacking sound decision-making skills. All of this stupidity would be fine were it a remotely intelligent commentary on human folly, but nothing in Scott T. Barsotti’s text resembles satire or keen irony.
Amy Lyons – LA Weekly

BITTER
Unfortunately, the company failed to capitalize on the very elements that they founded themselves on. What was billed as a gory, horror play was actually a dull and drawn out couch scene that failed to take advantage of its unique resources.
Erin Daley – LA Theatre Review

SWEET
THE REVENANTS (playing through March 19 at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in North Hollywood, www.visceralcompany.com) is a mature 90-minute one-act theatrical production that takes a sobering look at how people face their lives and deaths. The venue itself is small but quite comfortable, and the cast keeps you riveted for the evening with just four players, a small basement-styled set and a level of intensity that grabs you within the first few minutes and never lets go.
Richard A. Becker – Creepy LA

The Visceral Company presents “The Revenants”
Through March 19
At the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center located at 11006 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door

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