Theater Review

Great one-woman show at Epic Theatre


Adam Rapp's interesting one-woman show gets a good performance by Allison Crews at Epic Theatre. The one-hour play is about a 16-year-old girl who is on her way from New Haven to New York City to tell her boyfriend that she is pregnant.

The play gets tight direction from Cassie Alley, who makes use of the small space in the Zabinski Studio at the Hope Artiste Village, 990 Main St., Pawtucket, just over the Providence line. As you walk down the long, wide corridor, notice the wall displays honoring Rhode Island musicians.

In its Rhode Island premiere, Crews reads from her diary as she awaits the train and reminisces about her thoughts and actions. About a third of the way through, she puts down the book and concentrates more on her movements, remembering her encounter with a man in a bar and what happens when she goes back to his hotel room. She occasionally refers back to the diary, while pausing to reflect on her short but complex situation. Crews gives an outstanding performance in a piece that at times appears as a reading and at times as a solo play.

There will be two more performances on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. General admission is $14, $12 for students. Call 368-7689 for reservations. Epic's next production will be John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation,” Feb 8-23.


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