Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Us & Everything We Own: Reactions

"In Us &  Everything We Own, this young theatre company and Minogue look at young urban adults as they grapple with getting a home and getting ahead...Playwright Minogue suggests Everything We Own isn’t worth the pain and heartache it causes Us. Pretty darn smart for a guy who’s only thirty-two." --Jo Ledingham, On The Scene

L - R: Adam Lolacher (as Charlie) & Julie McIsaac (as Rachel). Photogrpahy by Emily Cooper
"I found this play to be extremely relatable as people my age are grappling with these very dilemmas. Should we live at home under our parents’ control while accepting free rent and food, or should we become independent, move out, and work for everything while struggling to afford a home of our own? I think the best solution would be somewhere in between these two options, but for most people compromising their independence seems a small price to pay if it means they can someday actually purchase their own home. Especially in Vancouver, I think twenty somethings are worried about how they will ever be able to afford to buy a home while they struggle to find decent employment, and this play captures that anxiety very well through well rounded characters and an engaging plot" -- Tessa Perkins, Press Plus 1

L - R: Adam Lolacher (as Charlie) and Jason Clift (as Simon). Photography by Emily Cooper
"Minogue paints a picture of what the youth is going through today... This is a disturbing play meant for the youth of today, especially here in Vancouver...these young actors who are graduates of Studio 58 and other performing arts schools did a good job...and the intimate theatre at PAL was a perfect venue for this play which was well-directed by the company's artistic director, Sabrina Evertt" --Ed Farolan, ReviewVancouver.org

L - R: Genevieve Fleming (as Erin), Adam Lolacher (as Charlie) and Jason Clift (as Simon).
Photography by Emily Cooper
"I found last night’s production of Us & Everything We Own very relatable... To local playwright Sean Minogue and Twenty Something Theatre company: goal achieved...I found the ending both brave and utterly believable. I’ve lived many aspects of this play’s situations, and this is certainly how it would have ended in real life. We left looking forward to enjoying what this talented group of young people comes up with next!" --Kim Davison, Vancouver Vantage

L - R: Genevieve Fleming (as Erin) and Julie McIsaac (as Rachel). Photography by Emily Cooper
"Some lovely performances & a thoughtful script from @seanminogue. Recommend you go see @20somethingthtr’s #UsEverything" - Andrea Warner, Twitter (@_AndreaWarner)
Our second week starts today with a 2-for-1 Talkback performance so come on down to PAL Studio Theatre, 581 Cardero Street in Coal Harbour, and join us in the conversation. Cash only tickets are available at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/305306

See you at the theatre!

~Sabrina Evertt
Artistic Producer

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