I thought there were a lot of really cool concepts incorperated into the performance:
-The cast started in seats among the audience members, and did their opening lines from there. I was actually sitting next to one of the girls, and she turned and told me her story like we'd been best friends since third grade. I really enjoyed it, and it pulled me from the very first beat.
-There was also a lot of unison dialogue (a la Charles Mee) which, in my opinion always makes the text being spoken a little more universal... all of these people believe this line, and say it, AND all at the same time, which kind of makes it unifying- earth shattering. Maybe that's just me.
-All of the relationships represented in the piece revolved around one guy, who made quick changes to become each other character's significant other. I'm a big fan of having one actor play multiple parts, and thought that Bryan did a really good job differentiating the characteristics of each of the guys he was playing. So yeah, it was the same guy every time... but within each given situation I felt like he was different every time and was completely enthralled in that scenario with those characters. Applause.
While I really did completely adore these aspects, I felt like a lot of the writing was either predictable or really unrealistic. Two actresses in particular (Jenna and Chelsea) did a really good job of pumping that cliche text full of emotion. Their monologues were spectacular. Seriously, I had to check myself, because I felt like my face was slowly melting to match the anger in theirs, and I was becoming really, truly enraged for these girls.
Overall, I enjoyed it.
(P.S. I heard that Footprints show opened last night and was amazing....)
More later. Hope everyone is having a great festival week!