The performance piece (actually, eight performance pieces in one) is a multi-medium event with such a clever concept that one would suspect the outcome would pale compared to the idea, but in its west coast premiere now playing at the Bootleg, Synesthesia is as fun, quirky and inventive as its notion.
Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema
Although the original fortune is revealed by the end of the show, this fascinating journey through a cadre of talented players pays greater dividends than the value of the original message itself.
Patrick Varon – Los Angeles Theatre Blog
In spite of the best efforts of the performing artists involved, Synesthesia (currently at LA’s Bootleg Theater) turns out to be something of an insipid and confused variety show. I left Synesthesia with same question I had when I entered – “why is this show being done?”
Campbell Britton – Cultural Weekly
The big credit for the success of Synesthesia, though, must go to Cate Caplin, who has directed tricky material with a deft, sure hand.
Willard Manus – Total Theater
Director Cate Caplin keeps all the plates spinning in the lean production, editing together the various acts around the video interviews. Gabrieal Griego does a fine job defining each performance with a wide variety of lighting.
Mary Mallory – Tolucan Times
And, despite my unsubtle reservations, it was actually a kind of fun evening.
Cynthia Citron – LA Examiner
Presented by Athena Theatre
At The Bootleg Theater
Mondays only at 7:30, through June 11, 2012
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