A(partment 8) Remount by ABC Project

A hauntingly intimate masterpiece.

Experienced: June 17, 2017 at Hollywood Fringe Festival
Location: Undisclosed
Address: Los Angeles CA, 90038
Price: $17.00
Audience Size: 1
Runtime: 10 minutes
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This was my second time through Annie Lesser’s A(partment 8). I was contemplating selling my ticket because it affected me so much the first time (at last year’s Fringe) that I didn’t necessarily want to put myself through it again. I decided to give it a go because it’s only 10 minutes long and I was curious to see if anything had changed.

I don’t want to spoil it too much in case there is another remount but I will compare my first and second visits to A(partment 8) as it does differ even though the show is pretty much the same.

Both times through I was rendered speechless. The setting and tone is so spot on and disturbing that speaking, as if everything is OK, just feels wrong. I intended to say a lot more the second time around but my mind wouldn’t comply. I noticed the pitch-perfect acting and monologue this time — so much so I am convinced it has changed but am not so sure.

Needless to say this is an impactful piece and the first time affected me so much I sat in my car for about 10 minutes thinking of things I have never dreamed of thinking about before. It must have been some form of shock to my system. Annie Lesser has crafted a masterpiece that will haunt my dreams forever.

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