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REVIEW: Parallel Lives at Restless Artists’ Theatre Company

By Dana Nollsch

Review and Photos by Dana Nollsch

Parallel Lives

Brilliantly skewed and delightfully relevant.

“Parallel Lives,” written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, is less of a play and more a series of loosely-related sketches taking on intense subjects from a woman’s point of view. The writing is indeed flawless and very engaging.

Some of the subjects explored are creation of the world, menstruation, reversing the roles of men and women, and death, just to mention a few.

Performed by Rachel Steinman and Katty Perrell and directed by Doug Mishler, this two-woman play is a delight to experience. Rachel and Katty transform seamlessly from one character to the next taking us on a very interesting ride. I can’t say enough about the talent of these two outstanding women who put so much into their performances.

Doug is a master at directing and getting the most out of the performers, and “Parallel Lives” is no exception. There is a smoothness to the performance that helps to draw the audience into the experience.

With a very simple set and just two performers “Parallel Lives” will fill your imagination with such delight.

Check out the photos for just a small taste of what you will see.

Go see “Parallel Lives” and let me know what you think.

For information and show times check out Restless Artists’ Theatre’s website: http://rattheatre.org/

Remember, if you see a performance you think deserves notice, nominate them for a Forte Award. The nominations open soon. Here is a link to the Forte Awards website: https://forteawards.com/

Parallel Lives

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