Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Fierce "Reunion," Followed by a Fun Party

First Night of Reunion began with a scathingly funny world premiere about a high school reunion gone awry and continued with conversation about the play long into the evening—at the party co-hosted by Scott’s Bar & Restaurant.

There, playgoers mingled beneath a ceiling of balloons and gold stars, munched fun food like Pop Rocks and Moon Pies. And the signature drink? What else? The Iron Maiden!

But amidst the celebrating, there was nostalgia over high school days and subsequent reunions, which don’t always turn out as expected—and lots of discussion about the surprises revealed in Reunion.

Joining the discussion was the playwright himself, Gregory S Moss, director Adrienne Campbell-Holt, actors Kevin Berntson, Tim  Cummings and Michael Gladis—and, of course, the Honorary Producers Yvonne and Damien Jordan, who have enjoyed being a part of the production, sitting in on readings and run-throughs and getting to know the artists from the first day of rehearsal.

According to the Jordans: "We fell in love with Greg's play when we heard it at last year's Pacific Playwrights Festival. Now, to see Greg's words come to life under Adrienne's spot-on direction, with three powerful performances by Kevin, Michael and Tim, with a fantastic set, lighting and sound, we could not be prouder to be associated with another SCR World Premiere!"

Critics agreed wholeheartedly, from the OC Register (“amazing…exhilarating”) to the LA Times (“raucous…rowdy”) and OC Weekly (“stunning…powerful”)

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